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Ashwani Kumar quits as Nagaland governor

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Kohima, June 25 :

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar Wednesday submitted his resignation but it was not immediately clear if the resignation has been accepted, an official here said.

Ashwani KumarHe is the third UPA-appointed governor to quit after his counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — B.L. Joshi and Shekhar Datt, respectively — tendered their resignation last week.

“He (Ashwani Kumar) has submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee but there is no confirmation if his resignation has been accepted,” a senior government official told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Ashwani Kumar, 62, a former Himachal Pradesh police chief who also worked with the elite Special Protection Group, was sworn-in as Nagaland governor March 21, 2013.

(IANS)