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Nine Kerala VCs reject Governor’s deadline, to move high court

- October 24, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (BPNS)

The nine Vice-Chancellor(VCs)s of various Kerala Universities were asked to resign by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University before 11.30 am on Monday. Instead, the VCs approached the Kerala High Court against the directive of the Kerala Governor.

It may be noted that the Kerala Governor had on Sunday in an unprecedented move directed nine Vice Chancellors of the state to resign from their respective posts. The Governor had issued the directive on the basis of the Supreme Court directing the Kerala Technical University Vice Chancellor to demit office due to discrepancies in the selection process.

The order of the Governor came as a shock to the left-front government and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press conference on Monday said that there was no need for the Vice Chancellors to resign. The Kerala Chief Minister also said that the Governor will have to face the mass uprising against him in the state.