Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the ongoing cold war between the Kerala government and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his cabinet colleagues and MLAs of the ruling LDF alliance skipped the ‘at home’ (refreshment) event held at the Raj Bhavan on Friday evening. According to official sources, the Chief Minister, ministers and MLAs were invited to the event, held from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, but none of them turned up.
Differences between the government and the governor on many issues
Sources said the state government was represented by Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department, KR Jyotiral. Khan and Vijayan were sitting next to each other during the Republic Day celebrations at the Central Stadium in the state capital yesterday but were seen ignoring each other. The Governor and the Left Front government are at loggerheads on many issues.
Finished the speech in 2 minutes and left the assembly
Earlier on Thursday, the Governor had ended his address in the Assembly by reading only the last paragraph. He reached the state assembly for his traditional address on the first day of the session in the new year. The Governor read only the last paragraph of the speech. The speech was more than 60 pages long. Governor Khan reached the Assembly at 9 am and finished his address just before 9.02 am and left the House at 9.04 am.
Governor and CM ignored each other
The Governor said that he is happy to address the House. He said, “Now, I am going to read the last paragraph…” After reading the last paragraph, Khan walked away. Even when they were leaving the House, Khan and Vijayan did not look at each other. When the waiting media asked the Governor the reason for this, he folded his hands and left in the car.
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