In a reshuffle on Sunday, the President announced new governors for five states in the country.
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.
Commenting on his appointment, Bandaru Dattatreya said, “I am thankful to PM Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah. They have given this responsibility to me as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and I will work as per the Constitution.”
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. Arif Mohd Khan said, “It's an opportunity to serve. Fortunate to be born in a country like India which is so vast and rich in diversity. It's a great opportunity for me to know this part of India, which forms boundary of India and is called god's own country
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has been made the new governor of Telangana replacing ESL Narasimhan.
The appointments take effect from the dates the new governors take charge of their respective offices.
with inputs from IANS.