Guv Arif Mohammad Khan Sought Legal Advice on Bill to Change Chancellors of State Universities

Kerala Guv, Arif Mohammad Khan

The  Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Wednesday said that he has sought a legal advice on Bill passed to replace him as Chancellor of the state university.

“So far, I have not read it (Bill). I have asked Raj Bhavan to refer it to our legal advisor,” Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said.

He was addressing the media persons in the national capital regarding the University Laws (Amendment) Bill passed to replace him as the chancellor of state universities.

On December 13, the Kerala assembly had passed the University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

“What needs to be checked is if the bill is against the law or not, if it is against me that is not important. I agree with whatever the Constitution says,” said Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.

Governor Khan had also said that he would be guided by the law and that his feelings were not important.
“My feelings are not important, I’ll be guided only by the law. Any appointment where the selection panel has the presence of a non-academic will become void, any appointment where one single name is recommended by a selection panel, will become void,” said Arif Mohammed Khan.

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