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Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal sacked

India TV News Desk 07 Aug 2014, 8:25:28 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal has been removed from her post, a Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said on Wednesday.

"The President has directed that Kamla Beniwal shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Mizoram," it said.

Former Union Home Secretary, Vinod Kumar Duggal, the incumbent Governor of Manipur, has been given the additional charge of Mizoram.

Beniwal (87), who had a strained relationship with Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, is the second Governor to be removed from the post by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

Earlier, Puducherry Governor Virendra Kataria was sacked on July 12.

Beniwal, who was shifted to Mizoram from Gujarat on July 6, was among the host of Congress leaders who were either transferred or asked to quit by the Modi government.

Among those who resigned after the government's signals were BL Joshi of Uttar Pradesh, MK Narayanan of West Bengal, Shekhar Dutt of Chhattisgarh, Ashwani Kumar of Nagaland, and BV Wanchoo of Goa.