Resignation of Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit

CHANDIGARH:- On 9 September 2021, Purohit was appointed as the 29th Governor of Punjab. Purohit resigned from the post on 3 February 2024 citing personal reasons.

The resignation came days after Chandigarh mayoral poll controversy on January 30. Manoj Sonkar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the poll, defeating the Congress-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alliance, which alleged tampering with ballot papers by the presiding officer.

Banwarilal Purohit resigns as a Punjab governor.

In his resignation letter, he wrote, “Due to my personal reasons and certain other commitments, I tender my resignation from the post of governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh. Please accept the same and oblige.” 

Prior to his tenure in Punjab, he was the former Governor of Tamil Nadu from 2017 to 2021, and former Governor of Assam from 2016 to 2017. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a Member of Parliament from the Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) three times, twice as an Indian National Congress member, once as a BJP member.

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