Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh

She will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the evening, fuelling speculation that she may put in her papers.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:August 25, 2014 4:34 pm
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is the new Kerela governor. (PTI) Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is the new Kerela governor. (PTI)

Amidst reports that she may be shunted out of Kerala, Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

She will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the evening, fuelling speculation that she may put in her papers.

During her 15-minute meeting with the Home Minister, Dikshit is understood to have discussed about her continuation in the Thiruvananthapuram Raj Bhavan, sources said.

But details of the discussion are not known.

“These are all rumours,” she told reporters, after her meeting with the Home Minister, when asked whether she would resign as Kerala Governor.

Dikshit is said to have refused to quit after the NDA government had allegedly nudged her to resign.

There have been reports that suggested that the former Delhi Chief Minister may be transferred to a state in the Northeast.

Yesterday, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram for the remainder of his tenure till 2017.

Sankaranarayanan too was nudged by Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami to put in his papers after the Narendra Modi government came to power.

Earlier, the NDA government had sacked Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, who had served in Gujarat earlier and had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was the state’s Chief Minister.

Virendra Kataria, a former Congress leader, was also sacked as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor last month.

Four other Governors — M K Narayanan (West Bengal), Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland), B L Joshi (UP) and Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh) had put in their papers apparently after they were telephoned by the Union Home Secretary.

Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has challenged Modi government’s moves to ease him out of office, bringing the controversy over removal of UPA-appointed Governors under judicial lens.

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    Kuldeep Saxena
    Aug 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    Congress during the last days did some unwanted favours by appointing some of its close circuit people as Governors of various States. Those who were appointed Governors got into the misconception that the change of status would evade the chance of legal proceedings in case of any criminal cases are there or likely to come up in the the times to come probably under the illusions. But it would have been great if all the Governors in due course submitted resignation at their own as per the moral binding but they are power hungry and maligned the prestige attached to the office of the governor instead preperred to stick to the office of Governor not only this some of them even denied to relinquish from the office. However, It will not be out of place to mention why not the possition of Governor be abolished as it was during the Bristish Raj only the position of Governor existed now over more than 65 years why to carry this liability.Kulduup Saxena,(NJ)
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    Cross Charlottee
    Aug 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    Sheela Deekshat has always been a disputed Lady as C.M. Delhi, very close to Sonia & Family. She has ruined Delhi and made money from all Departments of the National Capital Region. He spent Tax Payer's money lavishly. At CWG, she ped tenders more than many thousand times than their actual Costs. Never any Secy. of her office and other Deptt Officials came to office in time. They looted the common man and bribery at its high during her tenure as CM Delhi. She has been awarded by Sonia/Priyanka for her mis-deeds as Governor. She is now scared that once she puts in her papers, she will be pulled publically by the Media, so she is avoiding all TV Channels and running from pillar to pillar to show that she is the most lovely and admired lady of the President of India also.
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    Cross Charlottee
    Aug 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm
    Shila Deekshat is cunning and clever lady. She does not need any appointment in Govt. She shud now go to serve Sonia/Priyanka as Maid.
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    vijai lugani
    Aug 25, 2014 at 11:33 am
    Mantra of b.j.p. govt to governors isthat who are appointed by u.p.a govt you resign and if if not we will send you North east and than you should be dismissed. Amin.
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    Subramanian Venkatraman
    Aug 26, 2014 at 5:35 am
    I hope at least for the future a precedent and custom is set so that all Governors offer to resign when the election results are announced. This will help the new government, irrespective of the party which forms it, to accept those resignations which are from inefficient or corrupt governors. Otherwise it becomes very difficult to remove a governor and playing tricks like transferring the Governor to North East will reflect badly on the NE States.
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    Suresh Mjf
    Aug 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    I agree. Either the Governor's cease to be former politicians and their cronies - or all Governor's be people of great learning, If any former politician or bureaucrat is appointed Governor, it is his ethical and moral obligation to automatically resign if the dispensation that appointed him is voted out of power without any nudge from the new dispensation - but then "Politics is the last refuge of the scoundrel" and it is too much to expect these type of people to be ethical or moral.
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    Citizen
    Aug 25, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    If she resigns that is good Let the law take its own course about the allegations on her in CWG. Jaihind
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