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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 10:40:58 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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