New Delhi: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel is the new Governor of Madhya Pradeh.
The appointment of Anandiben Patel as the Madhya Pradesh Govenror by the President of India was announced tonight (19 January, 2017) She will be the State Governor with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office.
Patel, a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata party since 1987, was the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat. Earlier, she was the Gujarat Cabinet Minister for Education between 2002 and 2007.
She held the Gujarat Cabinet portfolios of Road and Building, Revenue, Urban development and Urban Housing, Disaster Management and Capital Projects in the Government of Gujarat from 2007 to 2014.
Patel replaces Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli, who was holding additional charge as Madhya Pradesh Governor since September 2016.