Shriniwas Patil is new Sikkim governor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 16:37

New Delhi: Veteran parliamentarian Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil has been appointed as the new governor of Sikkim.

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Patil as the new governor of the northeastern state with effect from his taking the new charge, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson Venu Rajamony said.

Patil, a close associate of Union minister Sharad Pawar, has represented Maharashtra`s Satara in the Lok Sabha as an MP.

He is also a former IAS officer and will replace incumbent BP Singh.

PTI




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