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Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed as Madhya Pradesh Governor

The post of Madhya Pradesh Governor was vacant and Gujarat Governor O P Kohli was assigned the charge till now

IANS  |  Gandhinagar 

Anandiben Patel
Anandiben Patel

Gujarat's first woman has been appointed as of Madhya Pradesh, government sources have confirmed.

BJP congratulated the former on her appointment as on his official account on Friday.

The post of was vacant and Governor O P Kohli was assigned the charge till now.

had stepped down as in August 2016 citing overage reasons. During the 2017 state assembly elections, she had refused to contest, and it was believed the BJP would assign her a larger role in

She will be the second Minister from BJP to have been made a Governor. Earlier, Vajubhai Vala, a former BJP MLA from Gujarat, was made Governor of

will see state assembly elections this year and Patel might have been assigned the role by the saffron party high command, keeping the forthcoming polls in mind. 

First Published: Fri, January 19 2018. 22:04 IST