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President Mukherjee sacks Arunachal Pradesh Governor Rajkhowa

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 12 Sep 2016 7:56 PM GMT

President Mukherjee sacks Arunachal Pradesh Governor Rajkhowa
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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday removed the Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa after he had refused to step down from his post.

The Governor of Meghalaya V Shanmuganathan has been given the additional charge, said a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué.

What was in the President’s order?

  • Pranab Mukherjee directed that Rajkhowa shall cease to hold the office of Arunachal Pradesh Governor.
  • President appointed V Shanmuganathan, the Governor of Meghalaya, to discharge the additional functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

What is the case?

  • During the rule of National Democratic Alliance government, Rajkhowa was appointed as the Governor of the state.
  • The former chief secretary of Assam, Rajkhowa had made headlines after he decided to prepone the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly session from January 14, 2016 to December 16, 2015.
  • The move was aimed to conduct a floor test of the then Naabam Tuki government.
  • The Congress government, however, had resisted holding the Assembly session.
  • Supreme Court in July 2016 ordered the restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The court then suggested that Governor cannot interfere in the activities of the assembly.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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