Modi govt transfers Maharahstra Governor K Sankaranarayanan to Mizoram

Governor K Sankaranarayanan was transferred to Mizoram for his remaining tenure, which ends in 2017.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2014 10:40 am
Raj Bhavan officials confirmed to The Indian Express that Sankaranarayanan was upset with the way he was being asked to step down. Source: PTI Sankaranarayanan takes over the post in Mizoram after it fell vacant following the sacking of Kamla Beniwal. (Source: PTI)

In a late night development, government transferred Maharahstra Governor K Sankaranarayanan  to Mizoram for his remaining tenure, which ends in 2017.

A late night Rashtrapati Bhawan communique issued past midnight says that the 82-year-old Sankaranarayanan has been shifted to Mizoram and Gujarat Governor OP Kohli has been asked to discharge his duties.

Sankaranarayanan takes over the post after it fell vacant following the sacking of Kamla Beniwal, who had a long-standing dispute with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat chief minister.

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    Kidambi Anandagopalan
    Aug 24, 2014 at 3:07 am
    RSVP dynasty appointed Governors are sycophants and their appointments are of political nature and definitely they will be removed for the same reason. Dynasty party sycophants like Manish Tewari must stop crying over it.
  2. M
    Aug 24, 2014 at 5:46 am
    Again!!!.. As a citizen of mizoram state, i felt like it's an act of insult to my state, I don't want my state to be Governor's dumping ground..
  3. M
    Aug 24, 2014 at 11:36 am
    The post of Governor was introduced by the British. In a democratic setup the office is being misused by the ruling party to reward the loyal party workers. The Governor does not have any power, except sending status reports to The President of India. It will be better if Governors posts are replace with Educated and Experienced bureaucrats, who are Retired from Government service after crossing the age limit. They will be able to provide many valuable suggestions and recommendations for better governance. There should be a minimum educational qualification for the esteemed office
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    Raj Menon
    Aug 24, 2014 at 6:00 am
    If he truly wants to serve the people he should got to Mizoram. One nominee has already resigned on being transferred to Mizoram. Now Shnkaranarayanan will definitely resign. This will send a wrong message to the people of eastern states.
  5. V
    Aug 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    pre-independence Andaman = Post-independence Mizoram. Is that the message government wishes to send to the people? Then better such appointees be sent to Kashmir!Why let patriotic Mizoram residents down?
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