Persons in News 2017

Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as new Governor of Assam

Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as new Governor of Assam. He was administered oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh.

Mr. Mukhi succeeded Banwarilal Purohit who has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu. In his previous assignment, he had served as lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Jagdish Mukhi

Mukhi is former member of BJP and RSS. He had started his political career with Janata Party in September of 1977. His first election success was in a 1980 by-election for the advisory Delhi Metropolitan Council. He had represented Janak Puri constituency in Delhi Assembly continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency until losing the 2014.

He has held important ministerial positions including minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in Delhi government. He also had served as Leader of Opposition for almost 10 years. He was awarded as best planning minister of nation by then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee in 1997. Two times he was awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha.

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Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu

Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. He was administered oath of office and secrecy by Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee. He was transferred from post of Governor of Assam by President Ram Nath Kovind.

He will take charge from C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra who was hold additional charge after  tenure of K. Rosaiah had ended on 31 August 2016.

Banwarilal Purohit

Mr. Purohit is public personality involved in social, political, educational and industrial fields of Vidarbha, Maharashtra. He had plunged into active politics in 1977 and was elected for first time as MLA in Maharashtra Assembly in 1978 from Nagpur. He was re-elected in 1980 from Nagpur south and became  minister in 1982.

In 1984 and 1989, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur-Kamptee seat and was member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Defence Ministry. He was re-elected from Lok Sabha seat in 1996 and served as a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Home Affairs, Standing Committee on Defence and also Public Sector Undertaking Committee.

He is also credited with revival of ‘The Hitavada’, an English daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, a mentor to Mahatma Gandhi. Under him, the daily bad became leading newspaper of central India and apart from its headquarters edition at Nagpur, daily also launched editions from Jabalpur, Raipur, and Bhopal.

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