Tamil Nadu BJP chief among new Governors appointed in 5 states

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Sep 01, 2019, 01:13 PM IST

File photo: President Ram Nath Kovind. Photograph:(ANI)

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appointed new Governors of Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday made five new appointments for the posts of Governor in Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana and Rajasthan.

Kalraj Mishra has been transferred from Himachal Pradesh to Rajasthan, where he replaces Kalyan Singh as the new Governor. Bandaru Dattatreya replaces Mishra in Himachal Pradesh.

Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed the new Governor of Maharashtra shunting out Vidyasagar Rao.

In Kerala, Arif Mohammed Khan replaces P. Sathasivam as the new Governor.

Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has been made the new governor of Telangana replacing ESL Narasimhan.

''The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices,'' a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said.