Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan lashed out at the LDF government’s anti-CAA advertisements on the front page of national dailies in harsh words.
Spending public money for political campaigning was “thoroughly undesirable”, he said.
The state-sponsored advertisement, published on Friday, claimed that “the state was leading the efforts to protect constitutional values” and its assembly was the first to pass a unanimous resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Criticizing the advertisement, he said that the money meant for the welfare of the public must not be used for political campaignings.
According to the Governor, everyone has the right to express their difference in opinion. However, it is not right to publish an advertisement against a law passed by the Parliament using the money that is meant for public welfare, he said. He added that public money should be used judiciously.
Terming the state government’s actions unconstitutional, the Governor further added that he does not intend to lock horns with the government and instead focuses on advising it to function properly.