Kaptan Singh Solanki, an academician-turned-politician takes charge as the new Governor of Tripura. Solanki succeeds Tathagata Roy as the Tripura Governor and the latter got shifted to Meghalaya to play the role of Meghalaya Governor.
Kaptan Singh Solanki, 70, the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was sworn-in as the new Governor of the state by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi at the old Raj Bhavan. Among the invited guests in the oath-taking ceremony, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, his cabinet colleagues and leaders of smaller political parties besides Army and police officers are worth-naming. However, the leaders of the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist were seen absent at the event.
Other changes made in the Governor positions of other states are – Satyadev Narayan Arya becomes the new Governor of Haryana, Baby Rani Maurya in Uttarakhand, Satya Pal Malik in Jammu and Kashmir and Ganga Prasad in Sikkim.
Solanki, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was into the teaching profession for four-and-a-half decades. It is only after leaving his teaching profession that he joined the BJP in 2002 and become a member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in 2009.
The previous governor of the state, Tathagata Roy had triggered quite some controversies during his reign. The remarkable instance is the one when Roy supported Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s statements on the use of Internet and satellites in the age of the Mahabharata through his tweet.
There are other controversial tweets too that had raised quite some criticisms for the new Governor of Meghalaya. In one of his tweets in 2015, he claimed Hindus of West Bengal would be ‘annihilated’ unless they would ‘reject secularism’.