Major reshuffle-5 new Governors appointed, transferred
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The President of India Ram Nath Kovind in a communiqué on Sunday made four new appointments and one transfer for the posts of Governor in Maharashtra, Himachal, Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana and Rajasthan.
Kalraj Mishra, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, was on Sunday transferred and appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan by President Ram Nath Kovind. Mishra will replace Kalyan Singh as the Rajasthan Governor.
Former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya replaces Kalraj Mishra and he is appointed as new Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra. Bhagat Singh Koshyari will replace Vidyasagar Rao.
Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, a medical doctor, has been appointed as the Governor of Telangana, replacing ESL Narasimhan.
Arif Mohammed Khan has been appointed as the Kerala governor in place of P Sathasivam.
After being appointed as the new Kerala governor, Khan said, ” It is a great opportunity for me to know this part of India, which forms boundary of India and is called god’s own country.”
The appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices, said a statement from the President’s office.