President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Kalyan Singh, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and Mridula Sinha Governors of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa, respectively, on Tuesday.
The President accepted the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan, who quit as Maharashtra Governor on Sunday after being abruptly transferred to Mizoram. Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal will continue to hold charge of Mizoram.
Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit, meanwhile, joined the list of Governors appointed by the previous United Progressive Alliance government to resign. Mr. Kalyan Singh, a former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, had given indications that the Centre had offered him a gubernatorial post.
Mr. Vala was elected Speaker of the Gujarat Assembly in 2013. He had held the Finance portfolio in the Gujarat Ministry.
Mr. Rao, a lawyer, had served as Union Minister of State for Internal Affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was elected to the 12th and 13th Lok Sabhas from the Karimnagar constituency (now in Telangana) as a BJP candidate. He had been elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly thrice. Former BJP Mahila Morcha president Mridula Sinha, a renowned writer, had been the Chairperson of the Central Board of Social Welfare.