The state government of Kerala withdrew Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan from his position as chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university on Thursday, a day after a severe escalation in the conflict between the two parties.
The state administration declared that it will alter the university’s policies so that Mr. Khan would be replaced by a notable figure in the fields of art and culture.
The governor, who represents the BJP-led central government, is well known for his many conflicts with the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in the state.
The governor and the state administration have been at odds more and more about how colleges operate, particularly the choice of vice chancellors.
The Kerala administration, which has faced opposition from both the Congress and the BJP, recently declared it would issue a special order to replace the governor with prominent academicians as university presidents.