Govt appoints 4 new governors

Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has been shifted to Uttar Pradesh and her place will be filled by Bihar Governor Lal ji Tandon

The government Saturday appointed new governors in four states, including in West Bengal where former MP and noted Supreme Court lawyer Jagdeep Dhankhar has been named for the post.

Seventy-seven-year-old Anandiben Patel, who was appointed as governor of Madhya Pradesh on January 2018, has been shifted to Uttar Pradesh, it said.

Veteran BJP leader and Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon replaces Patel in Madhya Pradesh. He was appointed governor in August last year, the communique said.

BJP veteran from Chhattisgarh Ramesh Bais, who was denied a party mandate this year, has been appointed as the governor of Tripura.

Retired Intelligence Bureau special director N Ravi, who was the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga talks, has been appointed as the governor of Nagaland. Phagu Chauhan will replace Tandon as Bihar governor, the communique said.