On February 18, Shiv Pratap Shukla will be sworn in as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh at the Raj Bhawan in Shimla, the state capital. Upon his appointment, Shukla expressed his gratitude to President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
“I would like to thank the President, Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the Union Home Minister, for giving me this responsibility under their leadership. I will try to fulfil all responsibilities assigned to me and give my hundred per cent during my tenure,” Shukla mentioned while speaking to a news agency.
He also added, “I would like to thank all my supporters and well-wishers, who gathered at my residence, to congratulate me on being appointed governor. They welcomed me with flowers, garlands and sweets.”
On Sunday, Anandiben Patel was appointed as the 29th Governor of Himachal Pradesh. She is from Rudrapur in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. She is a former Union Finance Minister, a four-time Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), a three-time Union minister and a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shri Rajnath Singh has had an illustrious political career, starting with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the year 1984. He served in various capacities, including as the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the President of BJP, and the Home Minister of India.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan declared that President Droupadi Murmu had accepted the resignations of Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the Governor of Maharashtra and Radha Krishnan Mathur as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. To fill the vacancies, Ramesh Bais, the current Governor of Jharkhand, has been appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra, while Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), the current Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has been appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.
It was further announced that Justice (Retd.) S Abdul Nazeer, who was part of the Supreme Court bench that delivered the Ayodhya verdict, was appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. In addition, Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM (Retired) was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lakshman Prasad Acharya as Governor of Sikkim, CP Radhakrishnan as Governor of Jharkhand, and Shiv Pratap Shukla as Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
President Droupadi Murmu Reshuffles 7 Governors, Appoints 6 New Ones