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Chetan Chauhan replaced as NIFT chief

His appointment last June triggered a stir, with BJP MP and fellow cricketer, Kirti Azad, questioning his eligibility for the post.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2017 20:24 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
It was not immediately known why Chauhan, a two-time BJP parliamentarian, was removed.
It was not immediately known why Chauhan, a two-time BJP parliamentarian, was removed.(Twitter)

The government has appointed Rajesh V Shah as chairperson of the board of governors for the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), replacing veteran cricketer Chetan Chauhan.

It was not immediately known why Chauhan, a two-time BJP parliamentarian, was removed.

His appointment last June triggered a stir as people criticised the move. Another BJP MP and fellow cricketer, Kirti Azad, questioned his eligibility for the post.

New chairperson Shah will be in charge till March 31, 2019, a government statement said.