Former Union home secretary Vinod Kumar Duggal, who is the Governor of Manipur, will hold the additional charge of Mizoram.

87-year-old Kamla Beniwal, who had a strained relationship with Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat and she its Governor, is the second Governor to be removed from her post by the National Democratic Alliance government.

Puducherry Governor Virendra Kataria was sacked on July 12.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said, "The President has directed that Kamla Beniwal shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Mizoram."

It said Duggal will discharge the functions of the Governor of Mizoram, in addition to his own duties, until further orders.

Kamla Beniwal, who was shifted to Mizoram on July 6, was among the host of Congress leaders who were either transferred or asked to quit by Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

Among those who resigned after the government's signals were BL Joshi (Uttar Pradesh), MK Narayanan (West Bengal), Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh), Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland), and BV Wanchoo (Goa).

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