Kerala govt plans legal steps over pending Bills with Governortext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: The dispute between Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala appears to be about to pick up again after a break. The state administration plans to pursue legal action by filing a case with the Supreme Court over pending Bills.
In a statement to the media on Wednesday, Vijayan said that the Governor had eight Bills that had been approved by the Assembly with him.
"Three of these Bills are lying with him (for over a year) and one of it with him for around 22 months. Another three is with him for around a year, while two are from less than a year," he said.
"The Governor had doubts and clarifications and all of it were either cleared by Ministers or top bureaucrats in person. One must not forget that all these Bills are passed after due deliberations and scrutinised by committees and then keeping it on hold doesn’t augur well for democratic traditions," Vijayan added.
"All know that the Telangana government had such an experience and they sought a legal remedy. We too also have taken legal advice from jurist Fali S.Nariman and even have talked with veteran lawyer K.K.Venugopal to represent the state at the apex court," he said.
With inputs from IANS