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Kerala Assembly Special Session August 22 – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet has decided to recommend to the governor that a special session of the state legislature be convened from August 22, primarily to enact legislation superseding the ordinances he had previously issued. The move came after 11 ordinances expired on Monday after Governor Arif Mohammed Khan refused to give his assent to their issuance.

Sources said the extraordinary session which could last until September 2 will deal exclusively with legislation and that up to 20 ordinances, including the 11 that have lapsed, could be presented as bills. Meanwhile, Justice Minister P Rajeeve said the decision to call a special session of the assembly this month was not intended to appease the governor. The government had already planned an extraordinary session in October but decided to bring the date forward given the current “special circumstances”.

“The policy of the LDF government is to avoid ordinances as much as possible, Rajeeve said. He recalled that an extraordinary session of the assembly had been convened last October due to the numerous ordinances issued during the pandemic period. Earlier, the governor reiterated his earlier stance that he cannot give assent to the re-enactment of the ordinances without properly applying his mind to the matter. Khan, who is currently out of Kerala, is expected to return to the state on Thursday evening.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet has decided to recommend to the governor that a special session of the state legislature be convened from August 22, primarily to enact legislation superseding the ordinances he had previously issued. The move came after 11 ordinances expired on Monday after Governor Arif Mohammed Khan refused to give his assent to their issuance. Sources said the extraordinary session which could last until September 2 will deal exclusively with legislation and that up to 20 ordinances, including the 11 that have lapsed, could be presented as bills. Meanwhile, Justice Minister P Rajeeve said the decision to call a special session of the assembly this month was not intended to appease the governor. The government had already planned an extraordinary session in October but decided to bring the date forward given the current “special circumstances”. “The policy of the LDF government is to avoid ordinances as much as possible,” Rajeeve said. He recalled that an extraordinary session of the assembly had been convened last October due to the numerous ordinances issued during the pandemic period. Earlier, the governor reiterated his earlier stance that he cannot give assent to the re-enactment of the ordinances without properly applying his mind to the matter. Khan, who is currently out of Kerala, is expected to return to the state on Thursday evening.