Five States get new Governors

Oct 3, 2017 13:00 IST
Five States get new Governors

India's President Ram Nath Kovind on 30 September 2017 announced the appointment of new governors for five states of the country. The states include Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Following are the names of the new Governors:

1- B. D. Mishra: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

2- Satya Pal Malik : Governor of Bihar

3- Banwarilal Purohit : Governor of Tamil Nadu

4- Jagdish Mukhi :  Governor of Assam

5- Ganga Prasad : Governor of Meghalaya

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Banwari Lal Purohit has been made the Governor of Tamil Nadu. So far, the additional charge of the governor of Tamil Nadu was being handled by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. Previously, Banwari Lal was serving as the governor of Assam. His role in the political uprising in this state of south India can be important. They are considered to be the big leaders of Vidarbha.

BJP's National Vice President Satyapal Malik has been made the new Governor of Bihar. Satyapal Malik is among the prominent leaders of the BJP. He has also been an MP from Aligarh. After becoming the President of Ramnath Kovind, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was given additional charge of Bihar.

Apart from these, retired Brigadier of the Indian Army, BD Mishra has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Ganga Prasad has been appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya. He has been a member of the Bihar Legislative Council for 18 years.

Jagdish Mukhi has been made the new governor of Assam. Significantly, BJP has formed a government in Assam for the first time. Jagdish Mukhi was previously holding important ministerial positions in the Delhi government. He has also served as the Leader of Opposition for almost 10 years.

Besides these appointments, retired Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the lieutenant governor of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands. He previously held the post of Chief of Navy from August 2012 to February 2014. Joshi has been brought in to replace Jagdish Mukhi.

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