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Arunachal Governor refuses to step down, says 'Let President sack me'

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa today said that he will not resign from his post despite being asked by centre to quit on medical grounds. Saying that he had been asked to vacate his

India TV News Desk, Itanagar [ Updated: September 06, 2016 13:46 IST ]
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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa today said that he will not resign from his post despite being asked by centre to quit on medical grounds.

Speaking to Indian Express, Rakhowa said  that he had been asked to vacate his post by August 31 adding that he wants President to sack him.”,

"I feel humiliated and hurt. I am shocked that this kind of treatment could be given to a governor of a state who is a Constitutional authority. If any communication is made to a governor whether to resign or held ground or any other important matter that has to come from the appointing authority which is the President.", a leading news channel quoted Rajkhowa as saying.

Earlier, reports said that a junior minister and a senior officer of the Home Ministry have conveyed to Prasad via a private individual from Guwahati on August 29 that he should resign immediately citing ‘health reasons’.

 

“I have done nothing wrong. I don’t know the reason. I have served the people of Arunachal to the best of my ability, honesty and sincerity. People are very happy with me,” the report quoted Prasad, who has returned to Itanagar after undergoing treatment in a hospital, as saying.

The latest development comes few weeks after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and reprimanded the Governor for ‘humiliating the elected government of the day’.

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