State’s Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was sacked by the Centre yesterday and Tripathi was appointed to take additional charge of the governor until further appointment of another governor for the state, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
Raj Bhavan officials in Aizawl on Sunday said that the official letter stating that Qureshi ceased to be the governor of Mizoram was received from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Meanwhile, Qureshi, who was in Delhi since March 21 returned to Aizawl on Sunday morning, the officials said.
The 74 year-old governor was transferred from Uttarkhand to Mizoram on December 30 last year and assumed office in Aizawl on January 9. With the latest sacking, the state has seen the departure of six Governors in about nine months since the NDA regime assumed office.