The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammed Khan, has over-stepped all boundaries with his constant political attacks on the elected state government and his grossly erratic behavior.  The latest instance is his statement that there is “the beginning of the collapse of the Constitutional machinery in the State”.  Such threats leveled against the state government will be rejected outright by the people of the state.

The Governor is facing protests from students after he packed the nominated seats in the Senates of Kerala and Calicut universities with RSS nominees, misusing his position as Chancellor of these universities.  While the students have the democratic right to protest peacefully, the Governor has sought to blame the Chief Minister for these protests and made insulting references to him.

This is no way for a person holding the Constitutional post of Governor to behave and he has proved himself unworthy of continuing in that post.