RSS veteran Bhagat Singh Koshyari replaces C Vidyasagar Rao as Maharashtra Governor

senior BJP leader Koshyari was appointed as the successor for outgoing C Vidyasagar Rao whose five-year term ended on August 30

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Former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Bhagat Singh Koshyari on September 1 was appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra and will take oath at Raj Bhavan later this week.

President Ramnath Kovind issued a notification while appointing five new Governors in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana. In Maharashtra, Koshyari was appointed as the successor for outgoing C Vidyasagar Rao whose five-year term ended on August 30.

Koshyari is the former Uttrakhand Chief Minister and has also served as the national vice-president of the BJP. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) veteran was the leader of the opposition (LoP) in Uttrakhand legislative assembly from 2002 to 2007 and has served in the legislative council in Uttar Pradesh.

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Koshyari is a former journalist and was a member of Rajya Sabha from 2008 to 2014 and was elected as an MP in the 16th Lok Sabha from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar constituency.

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