Former Union Minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed Governor of Manipur, an official statement said on 17 August.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué said VP Singh Badnore, a former BJP MP from Rajasthan, was appointed the governor of election-bound Punjab and former Nagpur MP Banwarilal Purohit was appointed the Assam governor. The BJP came to power in Assam for the first time in recent elections.
Former Delhi minister Jagdish Mukhi – who had to make way for the next generation of BJP leaders in the capital – has been appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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Heptulla will be Manipur’s fifth governor since May 2014, when the NDA government came to power. Former home secretary VK Duggal had resigned from Imphal Raj Bhavan within months of the change of guard in Delhi.
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KK Paul was initially given additional charge of the state. Later, Syed Ahmed, the Jharkhand governor appointed by the UPA, was sent to Manipur in May 2015. He died months later. Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan was also asked to hold charge of Manipur.