President Ram Nath Kovind today (Saturday, July 20) appointed six new Governors in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura.
Anandiben Patel, who was the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, has now been appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh where she will replace Ram Naik.
With Anandiben’s appointment, this is the first time that UP will get a lady Governor since its inception in 1950. Sarojini Naidu was first Governor in 1947 but of United Provinces.
In her place, present Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon will take over as Madhya Pradesh Governor, the communique said.
Phagu Chauhan will fill replace Lalji Tandon as Bihar Governor.
Former Janata Dal legislator and senior advocate in Supreme Court Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as the West Bengal Governor, replacing Keshari Nath Tripathi.
Former interlocutor on Naga talks RN Ravi has been appointed as Nagaland Governor, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique.
Ramesh Bais has been appointed as the Governor of Tripura, replacing Kaptan Singh Solanki, the communique further said.
The appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.
Earlier this week, sitting Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey and senior BJP leader Biswa Bushan Harichandan were appointed as governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
A day before, senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was given the charge of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Devvrat, who was transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujarat.