New Delhi: On Sunday, the central government announced the appointment of new governors in five states. The most shocking name in this announcement was that of former Union Minister Arif Mohammad Khan. Khan has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala.
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Earlier there was speculation that he would go to Rajya Sabha. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has taken a dig at Khan's coronation as Governor. Singhvi said that it was absolutely an 'expected decision' as it was clear from the recent statements made by the former Union Minister that the BJP would soon reward him.
Khan resigned from the cabinet in protest against the enactment of the Supreme Court's decision in the Shah Bano case to be invalidated by the then Rajiv Gandhi government and the Modi government appointed him as the new Governor of Kerala. The Congress spokesperson said, "Congratulations to Arif Mohammad Khan on being appointed as the Governor of Kerala. The expected decision.
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In recent times, it was clear from his statements that the BJP would soon reward him. The award should have been received and it was long-awaited. "Khan's speech in Parliament in 1985 is extremely important if the Supreme Court's decision in the Shah Bano case was supported by the Rajiv Gandhi government in the early days.
However, later Maulvis Under the alleged pressure, the Rajiv Gandhi government passed a bill in Parliament, rejecting the Supreme Court's decision in the Shah Bano case as invalid. Soon after he resigned from the Cabinet. Khan is known as a liberal Muslim face.
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