Government should have informed me before moving Supreme Court: Kerala Governor

Updated: Jan 17, 2020, 11:24 IST | Agencies | Thiruvananthapuram

The government had moved the apex court on Monday against the new Citizenship law, saying it was contradictory to constitutional ethos

Kerala Governor Arif Muhammed Khan. Pic /PTI
Kerala Governor Arif Muhammed Khan. Pic /PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Muhammed Khan on Thursday termed as improper the state government moving the Supreme Court against the Citizenship law without informing him first as he was a constitutional head of the state. The government had moved the apex court on Monday against the new Citizenship law, saying it was contradictory to constitutional ethos. Protocol demanded that he should have been informed first rather than coming to know about it from newspapers, Khan told the media at the airport here.

He also wondered whether the state could move the apex court without the Governor's approval.

"I am the constitutional head of the state, and I come to know through newspapers that the government has challenged the constitutional validity. But the protocol demanded that they should have informed me first," Khan said.

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