While many UPA-appointed governors have been asked to resign, K Sankaranarayanan and Sheila Dikshit -- governors of Maharashtra and Kerala respectively disclosed their plans. After Sheila Dikshit, now Sankaranarayanan too claimed that they would resign from their respective posts if an "appropriate decision-making authority" asks them to do so.
The 82-year-old was quoted as saying, "The Governor's post is a constitutional post. He is a representative of the President; he is appointed by the President."
"No responsible person has asked me anything in writing to relieve the post... If an appropriate decision making authority asks me (to quit), I will definitely think over it," the Maharashtra governor added while informing that he had received two phone calls from Home Secretary Anil Goswami soliciting their resignations.
Earlier Sheila Dikshit, while refusing to comment on reports of their resignation, too had claimed, "I will resign if I get a call from a responsible person."
The other governors, who have been facing the heat of Modi government, are -- M K Narayanan (West Bengal), Kamla Beniwal (Gujarat), Rajasthan, Karnataka governor. Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi and Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt have already resigned.