In non-BJP-ruled states, clashes between Governors and opposition state governments have become a recurring theme. This time, Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan has lashed out at Kerala Governor Arif Mohamed Khan. In Tamil Nadu, the conflict between the Governor R.N Ravi and the ruling DMK government led by M. K. Stalin continues. Governor R.N Ravi takes the lead when it comes to not approving the resolutions passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
In Telangana, there is an open conflict between Governor TamilisaiSoundararajan and Chief Minister K.ChandrashekarRao (KCR). KCR takes credit for holding the assembly meeting without the Governor's speech. Recently, Tamilisai had played up the conflict between herself and the Telangana government.
BJP is the coalition Government in Puducherrybut the Chief Minister is seen clashing with the Deputy Governor TamilisaiSoundararajan.
Even recently, TamilisaiSoundararajan participated instead of Chief Minister Rangasamy at the inauguration of Southern Regional Conference in Thiruvananthapuram. The situation is the same in Kerala, which is ruled by the Communist Party. Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan has taken every possible way to reduce the powers of the Governor of this state. But an unrelenting Governor Arif Khan consulting with RSS leaders turned highly controversial.PinarayiVijayan is now lashing out at Arif Khan.
The Kerala Governor is of the view that the State Government cannot be given the right to appoint Vice-Chancellors in universities. In this regard, PinarayiVijayan remarked,” what the Governor of the state is talking about is foolish. The constitutional position he holds carries some responsibility. The Governor is saying many things ahead of time in the media. Does he think that he is the only one who has the ability to say such things?”
In states where there is no BJP rule, the clash between Governor and Chief Minister has become inevitable. As the border has been crossed, there seems to be no chance of compromise on this matter. All this should be resolved by the People's Forum!