Ex-Maharashtra governor receives guard of honour

Former Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan Wednesday received a Guard of Honour after he resigned from his post on Sunday upon being transferred to Mizoram.

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan Wednesday received a Guard of Honour after he resigned from his post on Sunday upon being transferred to Mizoram.

Sankaranarayanan, who has been succeeded by Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, had categorically said that he would not go to Mizoram.

Stating emphatically that it was impossible for him to go to Mizoram, Sankaranarayanan had resigned from his post.

"I have sent my resignation to the honourable President of India. The reason you know very well; it is not important to explain," he had told the media.

"As Governor, I never played politics, and I was friendly with all the political parties, including the BJP, but from today, I will have politics," he said, adding, "There might be many reasons why I resigned but I cannot say anything because I feel that I have to honour the Constitution. From tomorrow, I am a free citizen."