The Union Government has finalised a list of five new Governors in various states. Former Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt has been chosen for Chhattisgarh from where E S L Narasimhan moves to Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan.
National Security Adviser M K Narayanan is being appointed Governor of West Bengal and former Home Minister Shivraj Patil in Punjab. Senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai will be the new Governor of Jharkhand from where K Sankaranarayan is being shifted to Maharashtra.
Himachal Pradesh Governor Prabha Rau is being moved to Rajasthan from Himachal Pradesh where senior Congress leader from Gujarat and former Union minister Urmilaben Patel will be the new incumbent.
These proposals have been sent for the assent of the President of India.