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Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt quits

June 19, 2014 14:42 IST

Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has stepped down from his post, two days after the Centre asked some of the Governors appointed by the previous UPA government to quit.

"The Governor submitted his resignation papers to President Pranab Mukherjee last night in New Delhi," Secretary to Governor, Amitabh Jain told PTI in Raipur on Thursday.

Dutt had taken charge as the Governor in January 2010.

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami had called some of the Governors appointed during UPA government's tenure to resign in the wake of change of government at the Centre.

While Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi had resigned on Tuesday, some of his counterparts in other states, who are UPA appointees, appear to have dug their heels in.

Congress has criticised the government's move while JD-U has called for a debate on the issue. 

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