President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed five new governors for the states of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
A Lieutenant Governor too was appointed for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
It is learnt that the President has appointed Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu who will succeed C Vidyasagar Rao.
C Vidyasagar Rao held additional responsibility for Tamil Nadu along with Maharashtra which led to demands of appointing a full-time governor in view of the political situation in Tamil Nadu.
Brigadier (Retd.) BD Mishra has been appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar, Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam and Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya, the release from the President’s office said.
The release also mentioned, former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad has been made the governor of North-eastern state of Meghalaya. Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retired) has been given charge of Arunachal Pradesh.
Jagdish Mukhi will replace Banwarilal Purohit as the Assam governor. Also, the former was earlier the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar and chair will be now succeeded by Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi.
Satya Pal Malik, former MP and BJP’s national vice president, has been appointed as the Governor of Bihar. The post had fallen vacant after the incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind was nominated as the BJP’s presidential candidate.
“I understand the responsibility given to me and will fulfill it whole-heartedly,” the newly appointed Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik said.