President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for seven states — Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura. Governor Satya Pal Malik has been transferred from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir to replace NN Vohra, while senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon has been appointed the Governor of Bihar, replacing Malik.
Here is the information about the newly appointed governors of all the 7 states:
1. Satya Pal Malik – Jammu & Kashmir (Replaced NN Vohra)
Malik will be the first career politician to be appointed to the position in the last 51 years, indicating a change in the strategy of the centre which has so far relied on former bureaucrats to run show in the troubled state. Prior to this appointment, he was the Governor of Bihar.
2. Tathagata Roy – Meghalaya (Replaced Ganga Prasad)
Known for his pro-Hindutva views and some extremely controversial statements, Roy was BJP’s West Bengal unit president from 2002 to 2006 and had twice unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha elections on party ticket. Prior to this appointment, he was the Governor of Tripura.
3. Lalji Tandon – Bihar (Replaced Satya Pal Malik)
A BJP stalwart from Uttar Pradesh and a close aide of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
4. Ganga Prasad – Sikkim (Replaced Shriniwas Patil)
Prasad was a member of the legislative council in Bihar for 18 years and a former leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly. Prior to this appointment, he was the Governor of Meghalaya.
5. Kaptan Singh Solanki -Tripura (Replaced Tathagata Roy)
A former Rajya Sabha member, Solanki was appointed the Governor of Haryana in 2014.
6. Satyadev Narayan Arya – Haryana (Replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki)
73-year-old Arya is an eight-term MLA from Bihar. He was a minister in the 2010 BJP-JDU government in the state.
7. Baby Rani Maurya – Uttarakhand (Replaced K K Paul)
The 61-year-old Maurya is a BJP leader from Agra. Maurya had also previously held the post of Agra mayor.
Source- The Firstpost