After being appointed as governor of Kerala, Arif Its an opportunity to serve. Fortunate to be born in a country like India which is so vast and rich in diversity. Its a great opportunity for me to know this part (Kerala) of India, which forms the boundary of India and is called gods own country, ANI quoted him as saying. Jai Hind Jai Bharat !! Khan was among those who saw Triple Talaq as evil and wanted it to be banned. He supported the central governments move to criminalise instant Triple Talaq and said that the new law should be implemented without delay. After leaving Congress, he joined the Janata Dal and was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989. He later left the Janata Dal to join the Bahujan Samaj Party and became MP in 1998 from Bahraich. He also resigned from the BJP in 2007. In the recent past, he was seen very often defending the saffron party on issues such as intolerance, triple talaq or alleged rise in violence against a minority.