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Tripura Governor likely to resign
Tripura Governor likely to resign

Agartala, June 17 (TIWN): With the change of guard in Delhi, Tripura Governor Debananda Konwar might tender his resignation letter from his post a few days ahead of his five-year tenure, highly placed sources said here today.

Konwar, who was appointed as Tripura Governor on March 9, last year by replacing D Y Patil, is now in Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had protested the appointment of Konwar as Governor as the Centre did not consult with the state before the appointment.

Though he assumed office as Tripura governor in March last year, his five-year tenure is scheduled to get completed on June 25 next. Before coming to the state, he had served Bihar as Governor for four years.

“There is possibility of tendering his papers to express solidarity to other Governors appointed by the UPA-II government. However, there is official confirmation either from the Centre or the Governor’s secretariat”, said a top official of the state administration.

Reports claimed Home Secretary Anil Goswami had called up seven governors and asked them to put in their papers. The Governors who come under firing range include Sheila Dikshit  (Kerala), •  Maharashtra governor , K Sankaranarayanan (Maharashtra), Kamla Beniwal (Gujarat), Jharkhand Syed Ahmed (Jharkhand), Shivraj Patil (Punjab), Aziz Qureshi (Uttarakhand), Margaret Alva (Rajasthan), Tamil Nadu governor K Rosaiah (Tamil Nadu). 

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