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Kerala govt should have informed me before moving SC against CAA: Governor

Khan, while speaking to reporters at the airport here, said protocol demanded that he should have been informed first

Citizenship Bill | Kerala government | Supreme Court

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan
Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala | Photo: Wikipedia

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Thursday said the act of the state government to move the against the Citizenship Amendment Act, without informing him was "improper".

Khan, while speaking to reporters at the airport here, said protocol demanded that he should have been informed first.

"Even the rules of the Assembly provide that the legislature shall not discuss any subject which does not come under their constitutional jurisdiction. I have no problem if they go to the Even there I feel, without informing the constitutional head of the state, what they have done is improper," Khan said.

"Yet I do not find anything wrong with it. I do not find any fault with their decision to go to Supreme Court, why because, Constitution gives that authority to the But the protocol demanded that they should have informed me first," the Governor added.

The had on January 13 filed a petition in the apex court, saying the CAA was contradictory to constitutional ethos.

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First Published: Thu, January 16 2020. 13:25 IST