Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala said that Governor Arif Mohammad Khan is acting like a tool in the hands of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He said, "Governor Arif Mohammad Khan is ridiculing the Kerala assembly for passing a resolution requesting central government to withdraw CAA. He is acting as the state president of BJP, as a tool in the hands of RSS and BJP. He further added, "There is secret understanding between CPM and Governor, it is evident because CM is involved in Lavalin corruption case, which is coming up for hearing this week in Supreme Court. He wants the help of central government."