Governors’ appointments

May 03 2015

A big reshuffle is in the offing after the current Parliament Budget session ends. The biggest noise will be created by the changes that will happen in the Modi Cabinet. Nine new governors are to be appointed around the same time and several prominent politicians from the saffron party are vying for the posts in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. The names in the race include that of Lalji Tandon from Uttar Pradesh, Najma Heptullah from Madhya Pradesh, Vijay Kumar Malhotra from Delhi, and C P Thakur from Bihar. Apparently, however, Thakur met with the Prime Minister a few days ago and expressed his unwillingness to take up the job. In any case, he still has a two-and-a-half year tenure in the Rajya Sabha. Dr Thakur is looking for a more significant role for himself in the coming Assembly elections in Bihar. To attract people from upper castes, party President Amit Shah himself is exploring the possibility of making Dr Thakur the party’s president in the state in order. The present state party President Mangal Pandey’s tenure ended on April 18 itself. In any case, the saffron cadre also believes that Pandey has been a mere rubber stamp to Sushil Modi, Bihar BJP’s tallest leader.

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