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I did not express desire to step down: Jamir

Goa and Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir has rebutted the media reports that he had expressed the desire to step down from gubernatorial post and join back Nagaland politics.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2008 12:53 IST

Goa and Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir has rebutted the media reports that he had expressed the desire to step down from gubernatorial post and join back Nagaland politics.

Jamir, in a statement issued from Mumbai, has termed the report as 'baseless and malicious'.

The former Nagaland chief minister took over as Goa Governor on July 17, 2004. He was given additional charge as Maharashtra governor on March 10, 2008.

The media reports which appeared on Wednesday had stated that the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary T K Nair has been ticked off to be next Goa Governor.

Sources said that Jamir had expressed his desire to step down and return to Nagaland politics. He has rubbished the reports labelling it as `imaginary, baseless and malicious' and there is no truth whatsover in them.

The former Congress CM's role during the July 2007 Digamber Kamat upsetting bid and earlier 2005 BJP government topplings was questioned by the opposition party.

The BJP has began campaign against Jamir calling him as an 'expensive governor' citing his frequent visits to Delhi and Nagaland at the cost of state exchequer.