NEW DELHI — Indian President K.R. Narayanan issued an ordinance Saturday removing S.S. Gill, the state-run radio’s CEO, from office. He will be replaced on an interim basis by O.P. Kejriwal until a new CEO is selected.
Gill said he would challenge the ordinance in court while stating that he would not tender his resignation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government has been keen to remove Gill for the past six months. Gill, a former secretary of information and broadcasting, was appointed by the previous Janata Dal government.
He had also served as a publicity coordinator for the Janata Dal party.