Governor Arif Mohammed Khan CM of Kerala on Thursday said that the Chief Minister’s Office “patronising smuggling operations”. This gave him cause to intervene in the ongoing dispute between the Raj Bhavan and the state administration in Kerala.
The Governor addressing the Chief Minister’s charge that he attempting to turn state universities. Into “centres of RSS and Sangh Parivar.” Khan’s words frequently stand out and elicit accusations of overreach even though recent. Conflicts between governors and governments have observed in other states. He has previously stated that state ministers might be fired for saying anything to “degrade the dignity of the office of the Governor.”
But now I see that the Chief Minister’s office supports all forms of smuggling (CMO). There would certainly be cause for me to intervene if the state government. The CMO, or anyone associated with the chief minister were engaged in smuggling, Khan told reporters.
A frequent people person
Arif Mohammed Khan, who worked in the Congress the Janata Dal the BSP. The BJP before becoming an MLA at the age of 26, is no stranger to controversy for his statements.
After the 2002 Gujarat riots, he left the BSP for siding with the BJP. Claiming that the party was siding with “the practitioners of hatred engaged in the most barbarous. Unparalleled, and twisted violence in Gujarat.” He eventually re-joined the BJP two years later. He quit the party in 2007.
Khan started his political career as a student activist
According to a previous article in The Indian Express. Khan allegedly declined to extend invitations to Islamic clerics to the institution. While serving as president and general secretary of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union in the early 1970s.
At age 26, he ran for office as a deputy minister from Siana in Uttar Pradesh on the Janata Party ticket. However, he quickly resigned due to the way the government handled the Shia-Sunni riots in Lucknow. Later, he joined the Congress’ Indira wing. When Khan initially entered Parliament in 1980 as an AICC Joint Secretary, he also got a position in the Indira Gandhi Cabinet as the Deputy Minister in charge of Information and Broadcasting.