The Centre on Sunday appointed Arif Mohammed Khan as the new Governor of Kerala. Khan has lately been extremely vocal in defending the Centre’s Narendra Modi government on many controversial policies affecting Indian Muslims. He particularly courted controversies for rallying behind PM Modi on the issue of triple talaq.
an order by President Ram Nath Kovind said, “The President of India is pleased to make the following appointments/ changes:-(i) Shri Kalraj Mishra, Governor of Himachal Pradesh is transferred and appointed as Governor of Rajasthan. (ii) Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari as Governor of Maharashtra. (iii) Shri Bandaru Dattatraya as Governor of Himachal Pradesh. (iv) Shri Arif Mohammed Khan as Governor of Kerala (v) Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan as Governor of Telangana.”
The new appointments, according to the presidential order, will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.
Tamilisai Soundararajan is the state president of the BJP in Tamil Nadu. She was in the news last year when she nominated PM Modi for the Nobel Prize. Last year, she had also faced flak for having one 25-year-old student arrested ‘down with the fascist government, inside a flight in the presence of Soundararajan.