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Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed as Madhya Pradesh Governor

The post of Madhya Pradesh Governor was vacant and Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli was assigned the charge till now. Anandiben Patel had stepped down as Chief Minister in August 2016 citing overage reasons.

By: IANS | Gandhinagar | Updated: January 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Congress, BJP declare final list for Gujarat polls Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.

Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, government sources have confirmed. Gujarat BJP official spokesperson Bharat Pandya congratulated the former Chief Minister on her appointment as Governor on his official Twitter account on Friday.

The post of Madhya Pradesh Governor was vacant and Gujarat Governor O P Kohli was assigned the charge till now.

Anandiben Patel had stepped down as Chief Minister in August 2016 citing overage reasons. During the 2017 state assembly elections, she had refused to contest, and it was believed the BJP would assign her a larger role in politics. She will be the second Gujarat Minister from BJP to have been made a Governor.

Earlier, Vajubhai Vala, a former BJP MLA from Gujarat, was made Governor of Karnataka. Madhya Pradesh will see state assembly elections this year and Patel might have been assigned the role by the saffron party high command, keeping the forthcoming polls in mind.

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      Jan 19, 2018 at 11:05 pm
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        Jan 19, 2018 at 11:27 pm
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