Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, who will demit office exactly in a month, will shift to Ahmedabad to take additional charge.

During her confrontation with Modi-led government, Beniwal appointed retired Justice R A Mehta as Lokayukta in Gujarat against which the state went in appeal to the High Court and later the Supreme Court which upheld it last year. 
Beniwal also sat over legislations passed by the Gujarat Assembly.
Announcing these changes, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué said Beniwal is transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of her term.
Purushothaman is transferred and appointed as Governor of Nagaland for the remainder of his term, the communiqué said and added that he would also hold additional charge as Governor of Tripura.

Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan, would discharge the functions of Governor of Gujarat, in addition to her own duties until regular arrangements are made.
Earlier, there was speculation that the new Governors would be appointed before the Budget Session of Parliament starting on Monday.

The Governors, who resigned after the government's signals are B L Joshi (Uttar Pradesh), M K Narayanan (West Bengal), Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh), Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland) and B V Wanchoo (Goa).

Two Governors H R Bharadwaj (Karnataka) and Devanand Konwar (Tripura) were allowed to stay in the post till their tenure ended last month.
However, a few other Governors appointed by the previous UPA regime continue to remain in office. They include K Sankaranarayanan (Maharashtra), Sheila Dikshit (Kerala), Jaganath Pahadia (Haryana) and Shivraj V Patil (Punjab) among others.


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