Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya resigned from her post on September 8. Three years into her five-year tenure, Maurya sent her resignation to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday.
Maurya cited personal reasons for her decision to step down. She took over the post from Krishna Kant Paul in August 2018. The 64-year-old had previously held the post of mayor in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. In 2007, she fought in the UP state assembly elections from Etmadpur seat and had emerged victorious.
Maurya was the second woman Governor of Uttarakhand after Margaret Alva, who held the post from 2009 t0 2012. Maurya had met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah two days ago sparking rumours that she may return to active politics in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections.
This is a developing story.