President appoints five new governors

Banwarilal Purohit was appointed as the governor of Tamil Nadu while Satyapal Malik was appointed as the new governor of Bihar. Jagdish Mukhi took the place of Purohit as the governor of Assam.

The appointments of five governors, including for Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, and Lt governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands were announced by President Shri Ram Nath Kovind on September 30.

Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao was holding the additional charge of governor of Tamil Nadu and there had been demands of appointment of a full-time governor in view of the political situation in the state.

Satya Pal Malik, former MP and BJP’s national vice president, has been appointed the governor of Bihar. The post had fallen vacant after Ramnath Kovind was nominated as the BJP’s presidential candidate.

Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in place of Mukhi.

Former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad has been appointed as the governor of Meghalaya. Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra was appointed the governor of Arunachal Pradesh.