- Banwarilal Purohit will succeed Ch Vidyasagar Rao as Tamil Nadu Governor
- Jagdish Mukhi will take the place of Mr Purohit as the Assam governor
- Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also appointed
President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed five governors for the states of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also appointed.
A statement from the President Office said that the President has approved the appointment of Brigadier (Retd.) BD Mishra as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar, Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam and Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya.
Banwarilal Purohit will succeed C Vidyasagar Rao as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu. Mr Rao, who is Maharashtra Governor, held additional responsibility for Tamil Nadu till now. There had been demands of appointment of a full-time governor in view of the political situation in the southern state.
Jagdish Mukhi will take the place of Mr Purohit as the Assam governor. Mr Mukhi was the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar; he will now be 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 Mr Kovind was nominated as the BJP’s presidential candidate.
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, the release said.