`Defiant` Kerala Guv Sheila Dikshit meets Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, terms it courtesy call

In the backdrop of speculations that Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit may be shifted to Nagaland by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, former Delhi chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 04:08 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In the backdrop of speculations that Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit may be shifted to Nagaland by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, former Delhi chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modia and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

According to the sources, Home Secretary asked her to quit as Governor after NDA government took over from the UPA.

Dikshit has so far remained defiant, refusing to quit within months of her being appointed as Kerala Governor in March earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Dikshit may be transferred to Nagaland as former Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has refused to take up the post and could soon resign. Purushottaman was transferred to Nagaland to make way for Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, as per reports in an English daily.

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar`s resignation was accepted by the President on June 27. He was the third UPA appointed Governor to quit within a week.

On the other hand, despite vocal resistance by the Congress, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh`s Governors BL Joshi and Shekhar Dutt resigned last week.

However, Dikshit, when asked about the meeting, said that it was just a courtesy call.

However, Dikshit, when asked about the meeting, said that it was just a courtesy call. Besides this, she also denied speculations doing the rounds that Centre has asked her to quit as Kerala Governor.