Kummanam Rajasekharan to be sworn in as new Mizoram governor today

BJP workers plan protest meetings.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mr Kummanam Rajasekharan will take over as the Governor of Mizoram at 11 a.m. on Tuesday much against his will as he has told national president Amit Shah that he was not keen on the post. But he was pressed to abide by the order to avoid technical hitches. Mr Kummanam, who reached New Delhi on Sunday evening, told the central leadership that he wanted to continue to work in the BJP.

Both the BJP and RSS leaderships were unhappy over the decision to send him to Mizoram just three days before the Chengannur by-poll. A top party source told DC that certain BJP workers in the state were planning to hold protest meetings. “The RSS state leadership intervened and pacified the workers,” said a BJP source. A section in the BJP felt that this was a move to sideline Mr Kummanam from the state politics. The other day he had reiterated that he preferred to work among the masses and that he had never desired posts. The BJP camp expects the announcement of the next state BJP president anytime.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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