Former Lok Sabha member Banwarilal Purohit was today appointed as the new Governor of Assam while Ms. Najma A. Heptullah, who had resigned from the Union Cabinet on July 12, was named as the Governor of Manipur.
A press communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan also said that President Pranab Mukherjee had appointed another former Member of Parliament (MP) V. P. Singh Badnore as the new Governor of Punjab while former Delhi Minister Jagdish Mukhi has been named as the Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands vie Lt. Gen (Retd.) A. K. Singh.
The appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices, the communique said.