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Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan resigned

Aug 25, 2014 16:16 IST

Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan resigned from his office on 24 August 2014. He tendered his resignation in the backdrop of being transferred to Mizoram. He refused to take charge of his new assignment. His tenure would have ended in 2017.

As per a Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué released on 24 August 2014, 82-year-old Sankaranarayanan was transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term to Mizoram.

The communiqué also said that Gujarat governor Om Prakash Kohli has been asked to discharge duties of the Governor of Maharashtra, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangement for the office of the Governor of Maharashtra is made.

Kohli’s oath of the office of Maharashtra was administered by Bombay High Court Justice Mohit Shah, while Chief Secretary Swadhin Kshatriya read out the warrant of Kohli's appointment, issued by the President.

About K Sankaranarayanan
• He was appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra on 22 January 2010
• Earlier, he was first appointed as governor of Nagaland and then was moved to Jharkhand
• He is a senior Congress leader from Kerala and has held several important portfolios like state minister for finance, agriculture and other


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