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Arunachal Guv sacking imminent

Sacking of a defiant Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa seems imminent after a meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh had with President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. During the 20-minute meeting Singh is believed to have conveyed to the President that Rajkhowa’s continuance in the post has become untenable.

The Home Minister is learnt to have told the President that the central government has lost confidence in Rajkhowa and the only option left to remove him is to “withdraw the pleasure of the President”.

The Home Minister’s meeting with the President came after Rajkhowa refused to step down despite a nudge by the Centre to put in his papers after the Supreme Court passed serious strictures against him over the dismissal of the Congress government last year.  However, it is immediately not known what the President told the Home Minister.
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