Rajkhowa sacked as Arunachal Pradesh Governor: Meghalaya Governor given additional charge

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President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday directed Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa to be private from his post. Rajkhowa shall “cease to reason a office”, pronounced a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has been given additional assign of a state, it added.

#PresidentMukherjee has destined that Shri J.P. Rajkhowa shall stop to reason a bureau of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

“The President has destined that JP Rajkhowa shall stop to reason a bureau of a Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and has allocated V. Shanmuganathan, Governor of Meghalaya, to liberate a functions of a Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in further to his possess duties, until unchanging arrangements for a bureau of a Governor of Arunachal Pradesh are made,” pronounced a communique.

It was on 6 Sep that a daring Rajkhowa claimed that a Centre had asked him to step down citing “health grounds” though he refused to resign, observant that he wanted a President to boot him.

However, on 7 September, in a 20-minute assembly with a President, Home Minister Rajnath Singh believed to have conveyed that Rajkhowa’s continuation in a post has turn untenable. The Home Minister is learnt to have told a President that a executive supervision has mislaid certainty in Rajkhowa and a usually choice left to mislay him is to “withdraw a pleasure of a President”.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa. Image pleasantness PIBArunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa. Image pleasantness PIB

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Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa. Image pleasantness PIB

The Home Minister’s assembly with a President came after Rajkhowa refused to step down notwithstanding a poke by a Centre to put in his papers after a Supreme Court upheld critical strictures opposite him over a exclusion of a Congress supervision final year.

Rajkhowa had pronounced that he would not step down though was prepared to be sacked. “I wish a President to boot me. we will not resign. Let a President demonstrate his displeasure. Let a supervision use supplies of Article 156 of a Constitution,” a Governor had told a Guwahati-based TV news channel.

Rajkhowa pronounced he had been asked to renounce “on health grounds” weeks after a Supreme Court had easy a Congress supervision in Arunachal Pradesh and censured him.

Rajkhowa, who was allocated a Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 12 May, 2015, was a initial gubernatorial appointee of a Modi supervision and has also been sacked by it after informing a President that it has “lost trust” in him.

Rajkhowa, a 1968 collection IAS officer, had late as Chief Secretary of Assam before being allocated as Governor.

With inputs from agencies

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