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Manipur governor resigns

New Delhi, Aug. 28: Manipur governor V.K Duggal has put in his papers, joining the spate of resignations by UPA nominees in recent weeks.

Duggal, a former Union home secretary, sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee this evening, sources said.

Appointed last December by the Congress-led UPA government, Duggal held additional charge of Mizoram, which is being seen as a “dumping ground” for governors who have fallen out of favour with the Narendra Modi government.

Sheila Dikshit had quit as Kerala governor on Tuesday. The President this week accepted the resignation of Maharashtra’s K. Sankaranarayanan, who had stepped down on Sunday after being transferred to Mizoram.

Earlier, Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal, who had strained ties with Modi as chief minister, was sent to Mizoram before being sacked. Duggal had been holding the additional charge of the state since Beniwal’s exit.