Meet the new Governors

Meet the four new Governors appointed by NDA government. Centre also transferred two others, who had been appointed during the tenure UPA govt.

By: Express News Service | Updated: May 14, 2015 4:20:27 am
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V Shanmuganathan (66), Meghalaya
An RSS activist and Tamil writer, V Shanmuganathan has been in-charge of several BJP cells. His website says he is a “Post Graduate in Political Science with a gold medal”. He looked after BJP’s activities in Tamil Nadu for 20 years. His elevation as Governor is significant as the party is gearing up for a poll battle in Tamil Nadu.

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Droupadi Murmu (58)
Jharkhand
Sources in BJP feel the party decided to appoint Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, as Jharkhand Governor after it faced criticism for nominating a non-tribal CM in the state. Murmu, a former Odisha minister, was twice elected to the Assembly on a BJP ticket. She is the first woman from Odisha to be appointed for the gubernatorial post.

Jyoti-Prasad-Rajkhowa-l Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa

Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa (71)
Arunachal Pradesh
A 1968-batch IAS officer, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa retired as Assam chief secretary in 2004. Known for his strong views on illegal migration from Bangladesh and military-type discipline, he served in various remote areas of the Northeast, including in Mizo Hills during the peak of the Mizo rebellion.

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Tathagata Roy (70), Tripura
Tathagata Roy, a national executive member of BJP and former chief of the West Bengal unit, has been a supporter of the Modi government’s policies on the social media. An engineer, Roy has unsuccessfully contested two Lok Sabha elections. An RSS activist since 1986, Roy’s elder brother Saugata Roy is a senior member of Trinamool Congress.

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