Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa Sacked


New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has been sacked weeks after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the state, censuring him.

Mr Rajkhowa had earlier claimed the centre has asked him to step down citing “health grounds”, but he refused to resign, saying he wants the President to dismiss him.

“I want the President to dismiss me. I will not resign. Let the President express his displeasure. Let the government use provisions of Article 156 of the Constitution,” the Governor told a Guwahati-based TV news channel earlier this month.

The former bureaucrat was appointed as Governor in June last year.

On July 13, the Supreme Court had reinstated the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by cancelling all decisions of the Governor precipitating its fall in January.

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