Mizoram Guv K Rajasekharan Quits, BJP Likely to Field Him Against Shashi Tharoor

BJP likely to field Kummanam Rajasekharan against Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvanathapuram

Guwahati, March 8, 2019

Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan on March 8th, 2019 resigned from his post, nine months after he was appointed in May 2018.  President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Mizoram Governor, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said on March 8th, 2019, adding that Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has been given additional charge of the state.

Rajasekharan’s resignation comes in the wake of the BJP’s Kerala unit asking the party leadership to make him a candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat against sitting Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

An official communique from the President’s office said that Rajasekharan’s resignation had been accepted and Governor of Assam, Mukhi, has been given additional charge of the Mizoram, “in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Mizoram is made”.

Rajasekharan, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak, had been a surprise choice for the post of the BJP’s state president in 2015.

Did you know

  • Rajasekharan was born on December 23rd, 1952, at Kummanam village in Kerala’s Kottayam district.
  • He became an activist of RSS and Sangh Parivar in Kerala in 1970.
  • In 1987, he resigned from government service and became a full-time Sangh Parivar worker.
  • Rajasekharan had been appointed as the state BJP chief in 2015.