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Governors are not clerks or subordinate officers: Ex-Nagaland Governor Purushothaman

Friday, 11 July 2014 - 2:12pm IST | Place: Trivandrum | Agency: ANI

Nagaland Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who resigned on Friday, said he was visibly upset with the Union Government for ordering his transfer from Mizoram. 

I did not like the way I was transferred to Nagaland. Governors are holding a constitutional post, and I believe that they cannot be transferred just like clerks or some subordinate officers," Purushothaman said.

Also read: Nagaland Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman resigns; sends his resignation letter to President

Purushothaman had refused to take charge as Nagaland governor after his transfer to make way for Kamla Beniwal, who was shifted from Gujarat to Mizoram on July 6, 2014. He was also handed additional charge of the office of Governor of Tripura.

The 86-year-old veteran Congress leader and former Kerala minister was sworn in as governor in 2011.

He is the sixth governor to resign in an ongoing drive by the Modi government to remove UPA-appointees in the top office.


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