West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi appointed as Governor of Bihar
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given the additional charge of Bihar.
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was appointed as Governor of Bihar by the President Pranab Mukherjee on 23 November 2014. He will discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties as Governor of West Bengal.
He will take the charge from Bihar Governor D Y Patil, who completes his tenure on 26 November 2014.
In July 2014, he was appointed as 22nd Governor of West Bengal. He will be in charge of Bihar until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor is made.
According to article 153, there shall be a Governor for each State but the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act 1956 facilitated the appointment of same person as governor for two or more states.