President Droupadi Murmu has accepted the resignation of Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the Maharashtra Governor and has appointed Ramesh Bais as the new Governor of the state.
Koshyari's exit comes following a recent controversy over his comment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Koshyari stated in January that he wished to leave his position in order to spend more time reading and writing.
The President also accepted the resignation of Radha Krishnan Mathur as Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.
"The President of India has accepted the resignations of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari as Governor of Maharashtra and Shri Radha Krishnan Mathur as Lt. Governor of Ladakh," an official statement by the President's Secretariat informed.
President Murmu also made fresh appointments for the post of the governor for several states, including Bihar, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, among other states.
Here is a list of the new appointments.
(i) Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM (Retired) as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
(ii) Lakshman Prasad Acharya as Governor of Sikkim
(iii) CP Radhakrishnan as Governor of Jharkhand
(iv) Shiv Pratap Shukla as Governor of Himachal Pradesh
(v) Gulab Chand Kataria as Governor of Assam
(vi) Justice (Retd.) S. Abdul Nazeer as Governor of Andhra Pradesh
(vii) Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh appointed as Governor of Chhattisgarh
(viii) Sushri Anusuiya Uikye, Governor of Chhattisgarh appointed as Governor of Manipur
(ix) La. Ganesan, Governor of Manipur appointed as Governor of Nagaland
(x) Phagu Chauhan, Governor of Bihar appointed as Governor of Meghalaya
(xi) Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Governor of Himachal Pradesh appointed as Governor of Bihar
(xii) Ramesh Bais, Governor of Jharkhand appointed as Governor of Maharashtra
(xiii) Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra (Retd.), Governor of Arunachal Pradesh appointed as Lt. Governor of Ladakh
"The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices," the official release stated.