In an indication for Modi’s cabinet reshuffle, Thawarchand Gehlot made the Karnataka governor

The governors of 8 Indian states have been changed ahead of a major cabinet expansion to be undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Amid signs of a major cabinet expansion to be undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the governors of 8 Indian states have been changed. The most significant appointment is that of Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, who has been declared as the new governor for the state of Karnataka. Currently, Gehlot currently serves as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment and the party’s house leader in the Rajya Sabha.

His appointment as the governor would create a vacancy in the union cabinet amid an imminent cabinet expansion. Power centres were already abuzz with the possibility of PM Modi dropping some ministers whose performance is seen as inefficient. Instead new and young faces are expected to be bought at the ministerial level.

Among other changes, the current Haryana governor, Satyadev Narayan Arya has been shifted to the post of the governor of Tripura while the current Tripura governor Ramesh Bais has been given the charge of the governor of Jharkhand.

The governor of Mizoram, PS Sreedharan Pillai, has been transferred to the state of Goa. The new governor for Mizoram will be Hari Babu Kambhampati. Bandaru Dattatraya has been appointed as the new governor of Haryana. He was currently serving as the governor of Himachal Pradesh.

The new governor of Madhya Pradesh will be Mangybhai Chhaganbhai Patel while Rajendra Arlekar has been appointed as the governor of Himachal Pradesh.