Kochi: Governor Arif Muhammad Khan’s lawyers have resigned. The resignation comes after he appeared in the High Court on Tuesday on the university issue. Advocate Jayjibabu, who was the Legal Advisor and Standing Consul in the Governor’s High Court, Adv. Vijaya Lakshmi has resigned. Both have sent their resignations to the Governor.
Meanwhile, High Court judge Justice AK Jayashankar Nambiar criticized Arif Mohammad Khan while explaining the powers of the Governor. Justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar said that the Governor’s discretionary powers are limited. He was speaking at a seminar organized by the High Court Unit of the Indian Association of Lawyers (IAL).
Justice then said that the Governor cannot act without the help and advice of the Government and the Cabinet. The IAL seminar was on the Powers of the Governor under the Constitution. A discussion was also held as a part of the seminar based on the day-to-day processes of the Constitution and the discussions that took place in the Constituent Assembly.