Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt resigns

Raipur, 19 June-2014, PTI: Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt has stepped down from his post, two days after Uttar Pradesh governor B.L. Joshi submitted his papers following a request by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to some of them to demit office.

Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt resigns

Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt resigns

 

“The governor submitted his resignation papers to President Pranab Mukherjee last night in New Delhi,” secretary to governor, Amitabh Jain told PTI on Thursday.

Dutt had taken charge as the governor in January 2010. Union home secretary Anil Goswami had called some of the governors appointed during United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s tenure to resign in the wake of change of government at the Centre.

While the Uttar Pradesh governor had resigned on Tuesday, some of his counterparts in other states, who are UPA appointees, appear to have dug their heels in. While Congress has criticised the government’s move, JD(U) has called for a debate on the issue.