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Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed Bihar,Himachal Governors

Kovind's appointment comes barely few months ahead of the Assembly elections due in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and were today appointed as Governors of poll-bound and Himachal Pradesh, respectively.

69-year-old Kovind, who had been a two-time member between 1994 and 2006, hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

His appointment comes barely few months ahead of the Assembly elections due in West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi was holding additional charge of

A lawyer by profession, Kovind had also been Scheduled Caste Morcha chief.

"The President has been pleased to appoint as the Governor of Bihar and as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh," a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

The appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices, it said.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh was holding the additional charge of

First Published: Sat, August 08 2015. 15:32 IST
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