Governor

  • Manipur Governor VK Duggal resigns Yesterday

    New Delhi: Manipur Governor VK Duggal on Thursday tendered his resignation, adding to the list of governors who resigned ever since the Narendra Modi government took over. "I have resigned on my own volition," said Duggal as he resigned from the post. On Tuesday, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit too had...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Congress silent on Sheila Dikshit's resignation as Kerala Governor 3 days ago

    Sheila Dikshit resigned as Kerala Governor on Tuesday, a day after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Maharashtra Governor CV Rao: A man who rose through ranks in BJP 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, appointed as new Governor of Maharashtra on Tuesday, is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Telangana who served as Union Minister of State for Home in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was elected thrice to the undivided Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 1985,...
  • Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigns 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigned on Tuesday. Dikshit is the seventh UPA appointed governor to resign after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the centre. Her resignation comes a day after she met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Dikshit said that she did not...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • Centre likely to name new governors for four states today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to announce the names of new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, on Tuesday. Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh is likely to be appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan,a seat which fell vacant after Margaret Alva was transferred to...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • List of Governors for Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan likely to be finalised today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The list of Governors for Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan is likely to be finalised on Monday. Sources have said that senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh could be appointed as the Rajasthan governor. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayan resigned on Sunday after he was transferred to Mizoram. So far six...
  • Sheila Dikshit likely to resign as Kerala Governor: Sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government is close to finalising the new Governors, sources now say that Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit is likely to resign on Monday evening. However, Dikshit continues to deny the reports about her stepping down, calling them 'speculation'. "These are just speculations," said Dikhsit after her...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister, refutes reports of her resignation as Kerala Governor 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPA-appointed governors, Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Monday morning. Sheila is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the evening. She, however, put to rest speculations about her stepping down as...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan 4 days ago

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns after Centre transfers him to Mizoram: sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major political development, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred by the Narendra Modi government to Mizoram, say sources. However, sources in the President office said that it is yet to receive the resignation. Sources had told CNN-IBN...
  • Centre transfers another UPA-appointed Governor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government transferred yet another Governor appointed by the previous UPA regime. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan was on Sunday transferred to Mizoram. Meanwhile, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was given the additional charge of Maharashtra. The Governor's seat in Mizoram fell vacant after Kamala Beniwal, a bete noire...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • SC notice to Centre on Uttarakhand Governor's plea saying government is pressuring him to quit August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's plea questioning the government's nudge to quit the post. In his plea, Qureshi has said that the government is pressuring him to resign. The court has directed the Centre to file its response within...
  • Telangana governor meets Home Minister, discusses household survey issue August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst controversy over the holding of the household survey in Telangana, Governor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about the situation in the state, particularly in Hyderabad. Singh was apprised by Narasimhan of the law and order situation in Telangana and the steps...
  • TRS disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings opposing special powers to Telangana Governor August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samiti members on Monday disrupted the proceedings of the Lok Sabha opposing grant of certain special powers related to law and order in Hyderabad with the Governor, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for 10 minutes during Question Hour. As soon as the House assembled for...
  • Governor Ram Naik asks V-Cs to hold convocation ceremony on time August 11, 2014

    Acting Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor Ram Naik on Sunday asked the vice chancellors of 14 government-run universities to hold convocation ceremony on time so that students could get their degrees properly. In a letter written to the vice chancellors of 14 government universities of the state, the Uttar Pradesh Governor...
  • Governor's post has become a white elephant: Shiv Sena August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Calling gubernatorial posts as 'white elephants', Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Kamla Beniwal's sacking as Mizoram Governor and said that the "Congress has reaped what it sowed". "Defeated Congress leaders are shedding tears over Beniwal's removal, calling it vindictive politics," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said. "But what is wrong...
  • Political appointees should resign with change of government: UP Governor Ram Naik August 8, 2014

    UP Governor Ram Naik, who on Friday took additional charge of Rajasthan, said political appointees keeping in mind the tradition, should resign voluntarily with the change of government. Replying to a question on whether Governors should resign in such cases, Naik said there has been a tradition in the country of "proactive...
  • Vinod Kumar Duggal sworn in as governor of Mizoram August 8, 2014

    Aizawl: Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, appointed to take additional gubernatorial charge of Mizoram, was sworn-in on Friday evening. Justice LS Jamir, sitting judge at the Aizawl Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court administered the oath of office to Duggal in the presence...
  • Sacked governor Kamla Beniwal misused her office to fly repeatedly to Rajasthan: sources August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has defended its decision to sack Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram. Government sources say that the allegations against Kamla Beniwal were probed by both the Gujarat and Rajasthan government and the report was sent to the Centre. The report said that Beniwal misused her...
  • Controversies relating to the office of the Governor resurface: Can we restore healthy conventions? August 7, 2014

    The removal of Kamla Beniwal as Governor of Mizoram is a controversy that the Central government could have clearly avoided. A two month wait, by when she would have completed her five year term as Governor, would have prevented the charge of vindictiveness and partisanship from being laid at door...
  • Congress targets Centre over Mizoram Governor Beniwal's sacking, BJP defends the move August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A row has erupted over the sacking of Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. The Congress has demanded explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh on why Beniwal has been sacked while other political parties have also questioned the move. "This is a violation...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal sacked August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamla Beniwal, who had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister, was sacked as Governor of Mizoram just two months before her tenure comes to an end. "The President has directed that Dr. (Smt.) Kamla shall cease to hold the office of the Governor...
  • Saharanpur clashes: Aggrieved are being booked, alleges BJP August 2, 2014

    Claiming that Saharanpur clashes took place due to administrative laxity, BJP on Saturday alleged that the administration was also lodging cases against aggrieved to appease a "particular section". "Saharanpur riot is a result of administrative laxity and appeasement of a particular section. It was pre-planned," state BJP president Laxmi Kant Bajpai...