Governor says Kerala Assembly is a model for rest of Indiatext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Speaker M.B. Rajesh said the Kerala Assembly can be a fit model for the rest of India and gave it a clean chit. He was discussing the tiff between Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the Kerala Government.
The Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet on Wednesday decided a special session is needed only for legislation and set the date on August 22. The call was taken after Khan had slammed the Vijayan government for sending him 11 Ordinances, a day before he left on a tour to North India.
The Speaker told reporters that there was a special session for legislation during 2021 October/November and 34 Ordinances became laws. "This year too we had planned for such a session. Legislation is seen very seriously by the Kerala assembly as all Bills sent to the Committee later go on to become laws."
He further said all these ordinances were meant to be re-promulgated as these were not taken up in the recently concluded assembly session. Khan had cleared 11 of these Ordinances in February. "He put his foot down and went public and castigated the state government that despite having a session after the Ordinances were signed in February, it was not taken up."
He added that the Kerala assembly is definitely a role model for the rest of the country as during the pandemic period, some state assemblies met only to pass the budget, but here it was not like that.