New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday appointed Governors for four States, bringing down the number of Governors who had been holding the additional charge of more than two States for the past few months.
Droupadi Murmu, former Odisha Minister, has been appointed Governor of Jharkhand, whereas J.P. Rajkhowa has been given the gubernatorial post of Arunachal Pradesh. Tathagata Roy, former president of the BJP’s West Bengal unit from 2002 to 2006 and member of the party’s national executive, has been made the Governor of Tripura; whereas V. Shanmuganathan has been appointed Governor of Meghalaya.
Lieutenant General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has been transferred and appointed Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term.
Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed has been transferred and appointed Governor of Manipur for the remainder of his term.