Kerala Governor signs Lokayukta Ordinance, Congress blames CM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan signed the Kerala Lokayukta Amendment Ordinance after an hour-long meeting between Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday night. Vijayan had returned to the state capital early on Sunday after a visit to the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

The Leader of the Opposition V.D. Satheesan said, “this is nothing more than a trade-off between Vijayan and the Governor, as allegations have arisen that Vijayan has a file in Khan's office selecting a BJP leader.” This is a trade-off, and the news is that middlemen were involved in the negotiations. 

Vijayan will now be remembered as the man who tweaked with the anti-corruption agency.Vijayan, who was facing a Lokayukta case over his administration of the Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund, is the biggest beneficiary of this " said to Satheesan, the green flag for corruption has now been raised.

Satheesan said, it is being said that Section 14 of this Act is unconstitutional, yet no court has ruled so, and even the ruling Left's second-largest party, the CPI, has said on numerous occasions that no one understands why an Ordinance was rushed through.

"The Lokayukta can just bark and not bite as a result of this tinkering, and corruption can continue unchecked. On this alteration, we would pursue legal action "Satheesan added.

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