Imphal: The Centre on Wednesday named new governors for three states, including Punjab that goes to polls next year. Former Union minister Dr Najma Heptullah will be the new governor of Manipur. She will take over from V Shamuganathan, the governor of Meghalaya, who was holding the additional charge of Manipur from September 30, 2015.
Heptullah had resigned from the Union ministry on July 12, 2016. A BJP leader from Rajasthan, VP Singh Badnore has been made the governor of crucial poll-bound Punjab. He replaces Kaptan Singh Solanki. Banwari Lal Purohit, a three-time MP from Nagpur, has been appointed new governor of Assam replacing Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.
Prof Jagdish Mukhi, a BJP leader from Delhi, has been named the lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.