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Four states get new Governors, 2 appointed by UPA govt shifted


NEW DELHI/SHILLONG: Ending all speculations, President  Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday appointed  four new Governors, three of whom are BJP leaders including V Shanmuganthan for Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy for Tripura and Draupadi Murmu for Jharkhand.
Former Chief Secretary of Assam JP Rajkhowa was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Two governors appointed during the tenure of UPA government were also shifted.
The post of a full-fledged Governor of Meghalaya has been lying vacant since the transfer of Dr KK Paul. West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi was at present holding additional charge of Meghalaya.
Shanmuganthan, a BJP leader and a former Sangh functionary, is a post-graduate in political science and a gold medalist.
The new Meghalaya Governor has expressed his happiness over his assignment and he is expected to assume office shortly.
Shanmuganthan, born on November 21, 1949, is the current Additional Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Party. He had rendered service to end caste differences and created unity, equality and brotherhood among the various sections of the society.
He also strived hard for social harmony and equality, in every district of Tamil Nadu.
He also dedicated his service to RSS as Pracharak at various levels between 1970 to 1980 and from 1980 to 2002, he served as RSS Prantha Pracharak and Kshetriya Bowdhick Pramukh.
From January, 2003 he was the BJP Prabhari for Defence Cell, and headed  Research and documentation Cell,  Overseas friends of BJP Cell, besides being the  Additional Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Party Office.
He was instrumental in organizing activity-oriented forums like the Movement for National Unity and Integrity, Tamil Valarchi Mandram (to develop Tamil literature) and Bhakthar Peravai (devotee’s forum). The activities covered a vast field spreading from development of literature, involvement in youth affairs to popularizing traditional practices
He authored three books covering a variety of subjects relating to culture and social aspects which were published in Tamil. The books in English with the title “Karyakarta Nirman” and “The Remarkable Political Movement” became very popular among the activists of many patriotic, socio-cultural organizations. Besides, he contributed over 600 articles in leading newspapers and magazines, both in Tamil and English.

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