Highlights

  • Punjab guv Purohit steps down
  • Cites personal reasons and other commitments
  • Purohit and Punjab CM were at loggerheads

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Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday resigned citing personal reasons and other commitments. Purohit had been at loggerheads with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann over various issues in the past.

"Due to my personal reasons and certain other commitments, I tender my resignation from the post of governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh. Please accept the same and oblige," Purohit wrote in his resignation letter.

His resignation came a day after he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Their meeting came days after the BJP trumped the Congress-AAP alliance and swept the Chandigarh mayoral polls, retaining all three posts.

The opposition had alleged tampering with ballot papers by the presiding officer.

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider an AAP councillor's request seeking urgent hearing of his plea challenging the high court order.


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