Governors’ row: Modi’s bete noire shifted from Gujarat to Mizoram

Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal, who had frosty relations with Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of the state, was on Sunday sent off to Mizoram in a reshuffle of governors effected by the government. 87-year-old Beniwal, whose tenure ends in November and who had a running battle with the Modi government over the appointment of Lokayukta and some legislations, will take over from Vakkom Purushothaman. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, who will demit office exactly in a month, will shift to Ahmedabad to take additional charge. Beniwal also sat over legislations passed by the state Assembly one of which provided for 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies. Governors who have resigned afte the government’s signals are B L Joshi (UP), M K Narayanan (West Bengal), Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh), Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland) and B V Wanchoo (Goa).

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