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Governors of five Indian states appointed


Governors of five Indian states appointed

NEW DELHI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government Monday appointed new governors in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Nagaland.

BJP veteran leader Ram Naik has been chosen as the governor of Uttar Pradesh.

The other four includes Balramji Dass Tandon (Chhattisgarh), Keshari Nath Tripathi (West Bengal), Om Prakash Kohli (Gujarat) and Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (Nagaland).

An official communique said the appointments of Naik, Tandon, Tripathi and Kohli "will take effect from the dates (they) assume charge of their offices."

A separate communique said Acharya has also been asked to discharge the functions of the governor of Tripura, where incumbent Vakkom Purushothaman has resigned.