Manipur Governor La Ganesan replaces West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday resigned from his post La Ganesan takes oath. The new Governor is Manipur Governor La Ganesan.

Ganesan was sworn in as the interim governor of West Bengal on Monday in the presence of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee and Lok Sabha MP Sudeep Banerjee.

Wife of Manipur Governor and former Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was present at the swearing in ceremony.

Opposition leader Subhendu Adhikari took to Twitter to congratulate Ganesan. “Congratulations to Governor of Manipur Shri La Ganesan Ji on taking additional charge as Governor of West Bengal. As Leader of Opposition, I warmly welcome you Sir and assure you of my full cooperation,” he wrote.

It may be noted that Dhankhar and the Mamata-led TMC government have engaged in controversies on several occasions since being appointed as the Governor of Bengal on July 30, 2019.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times requesting Dhankhar’s removal as Governor.

Meanwhile, Dhankhar submitted his nomination as NDA’s vice-presidential candidate on Monday.

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Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP National President JP Nadda were also present during the nomination.