Govt names new governors; Najma Heptullah to serve in Manipur

Heptulla will serve as 18th governor of Manipur
New Manipur Governor

Government on Wednesday appointed Najma A. Heptulla as Governor of Manipur replacing V. Shanmuganthan.

Najma A. Heptulla was Union Minister of Minority Affairs before she resigned last month. She will serve as 18th governor of Manipur.

Banwarilal Purohit replaced Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya as Governor of Assam and Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has been replaced by VP. Singh Badnore.

Delhi’s BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

A release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said the the appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices.