Governors

  • Kerala HC Advocates Association against appointment of ex-CJI as Governor 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    Kochi: Kerala High Court Advocates Association on Tuesday passed a resolution, requesting President Pranab Mukherjee not to appoint former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor. The association passed the resolution with a thumping majority during an extra-ordinary general body meeting held on Tuesday. Only two members opposed...
  • Congress slams Centre over reports of appointment of Sathasivam as Kerala Governor 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government over reports of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam being appointed as Kerala Governor. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has also objected to the appointment saying he was never consulted. Sources said that the Home Ministry has forwarded Sathasivam's...
  • Centre goes ahead with Justice Sathasivam's appointment as Kerala Governor: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The central government has decided to go ahead with the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivem as the Governor of Kerala, say sources, despite the fears expressed by lawyer bodies, said sources. The Ministry of Home Affairs has forwarded the proposal to appoint Justice Sathasivam as...
  • Kerala: Move to appoint ex-CJI as Governor sparks debate Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Karnataka CM unhappy he was not consulted on Governor's appointment by Centre 2 days ago

    Bangalore: On the eve of the swearing-in of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state. "It is customary that the Chief Minister is consulted before appointing the new Governor; they have done...
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor 2 days ago

    Panaji: Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday sworn-in as the Governor of Goa, following the resignation of BV Wanchoo. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj Bhawan on...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam to be the next Kerala Governor 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam is all set to become the Governor of Kerala after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit vacated the post earlier this week. Justice Sathasivam served as the CJI from 2007-14. Dikshit was the seventh UPA-appointed governor to quit after the change of power...
  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor 3 days ago

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...
  • Manipur Governor VK Duggal resigns 5 days ago

    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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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...