Uttar Pradesh's governor BL Joshi was the first to fall after talks of center government's decision to consider replacing seven governors, who were appointed during Congress led UPA-II tenure.
Joshi, a former IPS officer and Congress loyalist, resigned today, even as speculations floated in the media over
Narendra Modi, it is believe, is considering replacing seven governors appointed by UPA including Sheila Dikshit and MK Narayanan. Others include, Kerala governor, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit; governor of Nagaland, Ashwani Kumar who was rewarded soon after his retirement as CBI director; Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, a former minister in Congress-led government in Kerala, Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt, former defence secretary during UPA-II.
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.