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Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi Sacked

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LUCKNOW, INDIA - JUNE 23: Allahabad High Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud (L) administering the oath of office to Aziz Qureshi (R) as the Uttar Pradesh governor at Raj Bhavan on June 23, 2014 in Lucknow, India. Qureshi, who is also the Uttarakhand governor, has been given additional charge of the state after BL Joshi quit as governor last week following an advisory by the union home ministry. (Photo by Ashok Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI: Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi was sacked on Saturday, authorities said.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday directed that "Aziz Qureshi shall cease to hold the office of the governor of Mizoram and appointed Keshari Nath Tripathi, governor of West Bengal, to discharge the functions of the governor of Mizoram", an official statement said.

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