Arunachal Governor J P Rajkhowa sacked

Arunachal Governor sacked
Arunachal Governor sacked

NEW DELHI: Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, who refused to quit even after being nudged by the Centre, was today sacked as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rajkhowa “shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh”.

President Pranab Mukherjee has asked Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan to discharge the functions in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements are made, it said.

Rajkhowa, who was appointed the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on May 12, 2015, was the first gubernatorial appointee of the Modi Government and has also been sacked by it after informing the President that it has “lost trust” in him. (AGENCIES)