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Qureshi to take additional charge as Governor tomorrow

Aziz Qureshi Aziz Qureshi
Express News Service | Lucknow | Posted: June 22, 2014 2:16 am

Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has been given additional charge of Uttar Pradesh Governor, would take oath as Governor at Raj Bhavan, in Lucknow Monday.

B L Joshi, who had resigned from the post recently, would leave on the same day for Jaipur after being given  “guard of honour” Monday morning. Qureshi would take oath at 6 pm same day.

Resignation of Joshi, a retired IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, before the end of his term had come into limelight following reports of Centre asking UPA appointed Governors to resign. Joshi was recently given second term.

A lawyer by profession, Qureshi (74) hails from Madhya Pradesh and has been a Congress leader since his youth days. He was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly in Madhya Pradesh in 1972 and also served as Minister in Madhya Pradesh Government during the same regime.

He has also been Member of All India Congress Committee. He was made Governor of Uttrakhand by the UPA Government on May 15, 2012.

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