New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu BJP chief Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya were included in the list of five new Governors announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.
Dr Soundararajan has been appointed the Governor of Telangana, while Bandaru Dattatreya has been put in charge of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Kalraj Mishra.
After being appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya said: "I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah that they have given this responsibility to me as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and I will work as per the Constitution."
However, Kalraj Mishra, who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been asked to take charge of Rajasthan, replacing Kalyan Singh. Besides, former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan, who extended support to the incumbent government's bill against Triple Talaq, has been appointed the Governor of Kerala and Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the Governor of Maharashtra.
On being appointed as the Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohadmmed Khan said: "It's an opportunity to serve. I am 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 also called god's own country."
Of the five states that got a new Governor, Maharashtra is the only one going for state elections later this year.