Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt resigns
Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukharjee on Wednesday night.
“Shri Shekhar Dutt has put in his paper to the president of India,” said Mr.Aman Singh, the secretary, Public Relations, Chhattisgarh in a one line statement issued to the media.
Mr. Dutt’s term was to end in January next year.
An IAS officer of 1969 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, Mr. Dutt served as Defence Secretary and the Deputy National Security Adviser under the UPA government before being appointed as Chhattisgarh governor in January 2010.
Mr. Dutt’s resignation comes amid reports of pressure on UPA appointed governors to resign. However, the exact reason of his resignation could not be confirmed.