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Jagdish Mukhi was on Saturday sworn in as the 19th governor of Mizoram
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Mizo anti-corruption watchdog PRISM demands full-fledged governor

Currently, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi is discharging additional duty of the state’s governorship after incumbent Kummanam Rajasekharan’s resignation

Aizawl: The People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (Prism) on Monday demanded a full-fledged governor for Mizoram, two days after Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in to discharge additional duty of the state’s governorship.

In a statement on Monday, the anti-corruption watchdog turned political party alleged that Mizoram has been given several governors on additional charge under the BJP led central government.

Accusing the centre of marginalizing Mizoram, the party demanded a governor, who is free from persecution of Christian minority but acceptable by the people, to serve in Mizoram. The party also expressed happiness over the resignation of the incumbent governor Kummanam Rajasekharan.

When Rajasekharan was sworn in as the governor of Mizoram on 29 May last year, Prism had vehemently opposed it on the ground that he was not suitable for the governor’s post as he was an “active member of the RSS and was involved with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.”

Since then the party has been displaying a banner showing opposition of Rajasekharan's appointment at its office here.

Prism also launched a crusade demanding the removal of Rajasekharan soon after his appointment.

Rajasekharan resigned on March 7 amid speculation that he will be a BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. His resignation was granted by the President on March 8.

Prism president Vanlalruata said that the party has removed the “banner” on Monday as Rajasekharan has quit from his post.

The Centre on Friday appointed Assam governor Jagdish Mukho to discharge the duties of Mizoram governor in addition to his normal duties as the governor of Assam.

Mukhi was sworn in as the 19 governor of Mizoram on Saturday. He will address the budget session of the state assembly on Tuesday.