Indications in this regard are very clear as the NDA government is contemplating to replace all the Governors appointed by the erstwhile UPA regime.

The names of BJP veterans doing the round for Governor’s post include party stalwart Murli Manohar Joshi, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, former speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Kesari Nath Tripathi, former union minister Ram Naik, former Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon, former Bhopal MP Kailash Joshi and BJP leader from Kerala O Rajagopal among others.

Earlier on Friday, Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down from his post. 63-year-old Wanchoo, the former chief of SPG, resigned hours after being questioned by the CBI in connection with the VVIP chopper deal.

63-year-old Wanchoo sent his resignation after he received a call from Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami asking him to resign, official sources said.
The resignation of Wanchoo, a 1976-batch IPS officer, will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for acceptance.

Wanchoo’s resignation came just days after former national security advisor MK Narayanan resigned as the Governor of West Bengal after being questioned by the CBI as a witness in connection with the chopper deal.
Besides Wanchoo and Narayanan, three Governors appointed by the UPA regime who have already resigned are BL Joshi (Uttar Pradesh), Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh) and Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland).

Two Governors HR Bhardwaj (Karnataka) and Devanand Konwar (Tripura) retired last month.

At the same time, a few other Governors appointed by previous UPA regime continue to remain in office.

They include K Sankaranarayanan (Maharashtra), Sheila Dikshit (Kerala), Jaganath Pahadia (Haryana), Kamala Beniwal (Gujarat), Shivraj V Patil (Punjab), besides some others.


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