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Arunachal governor Rajkhowa reportedly asked to step down

india Updated: Sep 04, 2016 01:19 IST
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Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has been reportedly asked to step down from his post. (Photo Courtesy: Official website of Arunachal governor)

Time is up for Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, with the NDA government deciding to remove him soon.

“The government wants him to go but doesn’t want to make it a spectacle either. He will be removed in due course,” said a government official.

The governor’s office, however, said there had been no formal communication from anyone asking Rajkhowa to resign from his post.

Responding to the news, Rajkhowa did not name anyone but said the person who asked him to resign was from Guwahati.

“The caller from Guwahati did not give the reason when I asked him why I should resign. I spoke to the home minister (Rajnath Singh), and he expressed ignorance. He said you are doing fine in your state. When I asked him what I should do, he said you do your normal duty. Then I spoke to MoS (home) Kiren Rijiju. He also said he had no such information,” Rajkhowa said.

He added: “But during a conversation later, Rijiju said it was true and therefore, I should resign. He said a constitutional post will be created for me but I said I am not interested in any post. Then he said I will be given a cabinet post following my resignation but I said I am not interested.”

Rajkhowa said whoever wanted him to resign should be specific about the reason.