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30 Sep 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new Governors for five states

Five new Governors, one L-G appointed

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Meghalaya.

Banwarilal Purohit was named the Governor of Tamil Nadu while Brigadier (Dr.) BD Mishra (Retired) was made the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Kovind appointed Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar, Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam, and Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya.

In context

Five new Governors, one L-G appointed
Lieutenant-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar

Appointments

Lieutenant-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar

Admiral (Retired) Devendra Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the Lieutenant-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar.

Joshi will be taking the place of Jagdish Mukhi, who has succeeded Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Assam.

An official statement from the President's office said the new appointments would come into effect from the date the incumbents assume charge of the new posts.

Tamil Nadu

Extremely sensitive political situation in Tamil Nadu

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Banwarilal Purohit, the incumbent Governor of Assam, as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Until now, Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra, has held additional responsibility for the southern state, as the In-charge Governor.

However, Tamil Nadu has been reportedly demanding the appointment of a full-time Governor owing to the political situation in the state.

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Political crisis in the southern state

Tamil Nadu has been witnessing its most severe political crisis for over a year now. The appointment of a full-time Governor is expected to bring some relief. In-charge Governor, Vidyasagar Rao, has been under fire lately for not responding aptly to the state's political scenario.

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