The Centre chooses 8 new governors ahead of the Union Cabinet change; Thawarchand Gehlot gets Karnataka, and Bandaru Dattatreya gets Haryana.
President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated eight new governors, including Thaawarchand Gehlot, who presently heads the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
New Delhi: The Centre selected new governors for eight states on Tuesday (July 6, 2021), amid rumors of a change in the Union Cabinet. President Ram Nath Kovind nominated eight new governors, including Thaawarchand Gehlot, who presently heads the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The enlargement of the Union Cabinet is expected to take place this week, marking the start of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term in office.
Governor of Mizoram PS Sreedharan Pillai has been named Governor of Goa, whereas Governor of Haryana Satyadev Narayan Arya has been named Governor of Tripura.
Ramesh Bais, the Governor of Tripura, has been moved to Jharkhand and appointed as its Governor. Hari Babu Kambhampati will be the Governor of Mizoram, while Bandaru Dattatraya, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, will be the Governor of Haryana.
Governors Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel and Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar were also appointed by President Kovind.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Sushil Modi, Narayan Rane, Bhupendra Yadav, and Pashupati Kumar Paras are among those expected to be appointed into the next cabinet, according to reports.
Apart from Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal, names like Varun Gandhi, Ram Shankar Katheria, Anil Jain, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, and Zafar Islam are expected to be considered for ministerial positions in Uttar Pradesh, where assembly elections are slated for 2022.
Other names circulating include Ajay Bhatt, Anil Baluni, Pratap Simha, Brijendra Singh, Poonam Mahajan, Pritam Munde, Parvesh Varma, and Meenakshi Lekhi.