The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed governors for 5 states on Sunday.
Kalraj Mishra, the current governor of Himachal Pradesh has been transferred and appointed as the governor of Rajasthan. Mishra will replace Kalyan Singh as Rajasthan’s new governor.
In a significant move, Arif Mohammad Khan, who had been a minister in Rajiv Gandhi’s government and had quit over the Shah Bano case, has been appointed as the new governor of Kerala.
Khan has been a prominent voice in support of the government’s Triple Talaq bill and abrogation of Article 370.
Kalraj Mishra, Governor of Himachal is transferred & appointed as Governor of Rajasthan. Bhagat Singh Koshyari appointed as Governor of Maharashtra, Bandaru Dattatreya as Governor of Himachal, Arif Mohammed Khan as Guv of Kerala, Tamilisai Soundararajan as Governor of Telangana pic.twitter.com/oKOe8xUOOz
— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2019
Bhagat Singh Koshiyari is to replace Vidyasagar Rao as the governor of Maharashtra. BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as the governor of Himachal Pradesh.
Tamil Nadu BJP chief Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has been appointed as the governor of Telangana. She will replace ESL Narasimhan.
Arif Mohammad Khan has stated to media that the appointment is an opportunity to serve. “It is an opportunity to serve. Fortunate to be born in a country like India which is so vast and rich in diversity. It is a great opportunity for me to know this part of India, which forms the boundary of India and is called god’s own country.”