New Delhi, Sept 30: President Ram th Kovind on Saturday appointed new Governors for five states, including Tamil du, which got its first full-time Governor in a year amid the continuing political crisis. Banwarilal Purohit, Congress-turned BJP leader, will occupy the Raj Bhavan in the southern state.
Crisis-ridden Tamil du, four other states, get Governors
According to a Presidential statement, BJP leader Satya Pal Malik will hold charge in Bihar, where Kovind was Governor before he became President; former Delhi BJP MLA Jagdish Mukhi is Governor in Assam, Bihar BJP leader Ganga Prasad in Meghalaya and Brigadier (retd) BD Mishra, a war veteran, in Aruchal Pradesh. Former vy chief Admiral (retd) DK Joshi was med as the new Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Purohit, a former tiol Vice President of the BJP, will be taking over as Governor at a time when Tamil du is going through a political crisis due to infighting in the ruling AIADMK. There has been demand for a full-time Governor in the state where Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao was holding additiol charge since K Rosaiah retired in August last year. Purohit - a long-time social and political activist from Vidarbha in Maharashtra - was elected to the Lok Sabha thrice from gpur. He won the elections twice on a Congress ticket in 1984 and 1989 and once as a BJP member in 1996.
Bihar also got a full-time Governor in Satya Pal Malik - a former Jata Dal MP from Aligarh and BJP Vice President. Bihar politician Ganga Prasad, the new Governor of Meghalaya, had been part of BJP’s tiol executive after Amit Shah took over as party President. He has been a member of Bihar’s legislative council for 18 years.
Brigadier Mishra, a war veteran who served the Indian Army in three major wars in 1962, 1965 and 1971, will be handling Aruchal Pradesh. (IANS)