He rubbished the allegations against higher education minister R Bindhu and declared that she would not resign.
Gopinath Ravindran, whose reappointment as Kannur University Vice-Chancellor has been quashed by the Supreme Court, seems to possess Rashomon-like quality.
The SC found that Prof Ravindran was eligible for reappointment, the upper age limit of 60 years was not binding and neither was his interview by a selection committee necessary.
The posting comes a day after the Supreme Court quashed the reappointment of Prof Gopinath Ravindran as the Vice Chancellor.
Justice Pardiwala said the decision to appoint the VC was 'vitiated by the unwarranted interference by State Government'.
The Supreme Court questioned the governor for delaying some bills for nearly two years and not keeping transparency as per the constitution.
On Tuesday, he referred seven bills he disapproved of to the President of India. The remaining eight he gave his assent to.
The Supreme Court, in the petition filed by the Punjab Government, had held that if a Governor decides to withhold assent to a Bill, then he has to return it to the legislature for reconsideration.
The top court also issued a notice to Attorney General R Venkataramani asking that either he or Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assist it in the hearing.
It is learned that the instructions were received from the Chief Minister's office