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Tit for tat? NDA governors UPA sacked; the UPA governors NDA wants to sack

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 3:25pm IST | Agency: DNA Webdesk
  • Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand (top left) and Goa Governor Kidar Nath Sahani (bottom left) who were replaced in 2014; BL Joshi (top right) resigned from his position as Uttar Pradesh Governor today, as Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit (bottom right) remains in the line of fire

Even as the central government considers replacing seven governors, who were appointed during Congress led UPA-II tenure, Uttar Pradesh' Governor BL Joshi has already resigned from their posts.

This, while West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, are also rumoured to be considering putting in their paper.

The resultant vacancies could help the BJP assuage disgruntled leaders like Lalji Tandon, Kailash Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Balram Das Tandon, KC Nath Tripathi and VK Malhotra who could not fight elections. Read more

Other governors who stand in the line of fire include Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit, Governor of Nagaland Ashwani Kumar, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, and Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt.

As brutal as it may seem, this action isn't very different from what the Congress-led UPA had undertaken when they came to power in 2004, replacing the NDA government.

The UPA, too, had asked for Governors to be removed ahead of their term. 

Haryana's Babu Parmanand, Uttar Pradesh's Vishnu Kant Shastri, Goa's Kidar Nath Sahani and Gujarat's Kailashpati Mishra were among those who were replaced by the UPA government.


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