Ganeshi Lal appointed new Odisha Governor
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed BJP leader Professor Ganeshi Lal as the new Governor of Odisha.
The post of Odisha Governor had fallen vacant in March this year after Governor S C Jamir completed his tenure. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was given the additional charge of Odisha since March 21 after completion of Jamir’s tenure.
“The President of India has been pleased to appoint Prof Ganeshi Lal to be the Governor of Odisha with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” the communique said.
Prof Lal is a former president of BJP’s Haryana State unit. He had also served as the Food Supplies Minister of Haryana. Besides, he was the national president of the BJP’s Disciplinary Committee.
As per an official statement, Kovind also posted Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan as the Governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, who is completing his tenure on 28 May, 2018.