Purohit is new TN Governor, Malik gets charge of Bihar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Oct 2017 08:47:57


 

NEW DELHI,

Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi appointed as Assam Governor

Former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad is the Governor of Meghalaya

Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra becomes Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Former Chief of Navy Staff Admiral (retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi is new Lt Governor of Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands

ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit was on Sunday shifted to Tamil Nadu, which has been witnessing a political crisis and did not have a full-time Governor for over a year.
Purohit was among five Governors appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement.


While Purohit was moved to Tamil Nadu, Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi was appointed in his place in Assam.
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Satyapal Malik was made the new Governor of Bihar. Former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad was appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya.


Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra, who earlier served with the elite National Security Guards (NSG) and spearheaded a successful anti-hijacking operation in 1993, was made the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Former Chief of Navy Staff Admiral (retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi was appointed as the new Lt Governor of Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, succeeding Mukhi.


Tamil Nadu was so far without a full-time Governor for over a year. Maharashtra Governor Vidya Sagar Rao had the additional charge of Tamil Nadu since September last year.
The appointment comes at a time when Tamil Nadu has been going through a political crisis.
Purohit is known as a public personality actively involved over decades in the social, political, educational and industrial spheres in the Vidarbha area of Maharashtra.


He plunged into active politics in 1977 and was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in 1978 from Nagpur (East). A former MP, Purohit is credited with the revival of ‘The Hitavada’, an English daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the mentor of Mahatma Gandhi.


Another key appointment made on Sunday is that of Malik, a former Union Minister and BJP’s national vice president, as the Governor of Bihar. The post had fallen vacant after Kovind resigned after being nominated as the BJP’s presidential candidate. Malik was also the in-charge of BJP’s Kisan Morcha. He was a Union Minister of State, parliamentary affairs and tourism from April 21, 1990 to November 10, 1990.


Prasad, the new Governor of Meghalaya, was elected for the first time as a member of Legislative Council in Bihar in 1994. He has been an MLC for 18 years. He has served in various capacities such as the leader of the BJP in the Legislative Council.A special invitee to BJP’s national executive, Prasad has also been the leader of the Opposition for five years in the Legislative Council.