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`NDA govt likely to name Governors for seven states tomorrow`

By Neha Attre | Last Updated: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 10:04

Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre

New Delhi: The central government is likely to announce soon the names of governors to be appointed in seven states, as per news reports on Saturday.

The new appointments by the NDA government are set to take place after the governors of the states were reportedly asked to step down as they were appointed by the previous UPA government.
The names of the governors are likely to be declared on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi, Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt and Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar had earlier stepped down from their respective posts.

MK Narayanan (West Bengal) and BV Wanchoo (Goa) put in their papers later, after being questioned in connection with a chopper scam.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj and Tripura Governor Devanand Konwar retired.

Bhardwaj was the Law Minister in UPA-I government while Konwar was a former Congress minister in Assam.

Both were appointed as Governors of their respective states in 2009.

First Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 09:39

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