UP Governor BL Joshi resigns …

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NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi resigned from his post on Tuesday.

BL Joshi sent his resignation papers to Union home ministry, according to reports.

BL Joshi’s resignation comes amid reports that Modi government has asked 7 UPA-appointed governors to step down.

Sources in the government said Union home secretary Anil Goswami had called up seven governors and suggested that they put in their papers.

The seven governors who were told to step down are M K Narayanan in West Bengal, Sheila Dikshit in Kerala, Margaret Alva in Rajasthan, Kamla Beniwal in Gujarat, BL Joshi in UP, K Sankaranarayanan in Maharashtra and Devendra Konwar in Tripura.

There are reports that three UPA-appointed governors are likely to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the day.

Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has refused to react on the issue and said she can’t react to rumours, the news channel reported.

Rajasthan governor Margaret Alva called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

“It was a courtesy call,” a PMO statement said without giving any further details on the meeting Alva had with Modi at his residence.
The BJP, meanwhile, has called UP governor’s resignation a natural course of action.

“Resignation is a natural course of action after change in government,” UP BJP chief told .

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