Narayanan appointed WB Guv, Shivraj for Punjab
New Delhi: National Security Adviser MK Narayanan was Saturday night appointed Governor of West Bengal and
former Union home minister Shivraj Patil will head the Raj
Bhawan in Punjab, as the President cleared a list of five new
Governors in various states.
75-year-old Narayanan, a former IB chief, moves to the
Raj Bhavan in Kolkata after a five-year stint as NSA, which
creates a vacancy in the NSA`s post for which former Foreign
Secretaries Shyam Saran and Shivshankar Menon are believed to
be the front runners.
Shivraj Patil, who had to resign as Union home
minister in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in November,
2008, has been appointed Governor of Punjab and given the
additional charge as Administrator of the Union Territory of
Chandigarh, a communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan late
Saturday night said.
Jharkhand Governor K Sankarnarayanan was shifted to
Maharashtra to replace former Nagaland chief minister SC
Jamir and senior Congress leader MOH Farook will be the new
Governor of Jharkhand.
Farook was a former chief minister of Pondicherry and a
Union minister in the government of PV Narasimha Rao.
Sankaranarayanan will serve the remainder of his term
in Maharashtra, the communique said.
Former Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt was appointed
Governor of Chhattisgarh from where ESL Narasimhan moves to
Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan to succeed ND Tiwari, who quit in
the wake of a sting operation by a TV channel purportedly
showing him in compromising position with women.
Narasimhan, also a former IB chief, will also serve the
remainder of his term in Andhra Pradesh.
Senior Congress leader Urmila Singh will be the new
Governor of Himachal Pradesh from where Prabha Rau was
transferred to head the Raj Bhawan in Rajasthan where she will
serve the remainder of her term.
The appointment of the Governors will take effect
from the dates they assume their duties, the communique said.
The names of the Governors were cleared at a meeting
between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh yesterday.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- One year of Modi govt: PM promises to fulfil aspirations
- Watch: Mumbai cops find new secret agents in housewives!
- Hundreds die as heat wave continues in India
- 2G scam: Ex-TRAI chief alleges Manmohan Singh had warned him to cooperate
- Pranab Mukherjee defends Bofors scam, says it was just a media trial
- Salman Khan attends sister Arpita's wedding reception in Mandi
- Zee Media's mega survey on Modi govt
- Zee Media Exclusive: Vidya Balan chats about 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani'
- Para athlete Deepa Malik complains of callous service by Air India
- I eat beef, can somebody stop me?: Kiren Rijiju hits back at Naqvi
- Delhi: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4% in CBSE 12th Board exams
- Smriti Irani visits Amethi, promises to pay insurance money to 25,000 women
- One year of Modi govt: Amit Shah addresses media
- MP: 14-year-old boy works as bonded labour since 2009
- UP: Man chops off wife's nose, hair for dowry
- Arpita-Aayush wedding reception: Salman Khan spreads love in Mandi, says `hum aapke hain`
- One year of NDA govt: PM Modi writes open letter to nation, promises to transform India
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 (cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in) postponed?
- World optimistic about India: PM Narendra Modi on 1 year of NDA govt
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 to be announced today
- MSBSHSE Class 12th HSC results 2015 to be declared at 1pm tomorrow
- Check mahresult.nic.in for MSBSHSE Maharashtra Class 12 HSC Result 2015
- Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at one year of Modi govt, wishes 'happy birthday' to 'suit-boot ki sarkar'
- Bharatiya Janata Party lacks majority for Ram Temple, Article 370: Amit Shah
- Maharashtra MSBSHSE HSC Result 2015 on mahresult.nic.in
- AAP govt moves resolution against MHA notification: As it happened
- I was misquoted, says Kiren Rijiju on 'beef' remark
- Heatwave kills 90 more in Andhra, Telangana; toll crosses 800
- Gujjars adamant on holding talks in Bayana; rail tracks remain blocked
- CBSE 10th result to be declared tomorrow