Joshi, Gaur may become Governors

JP Nadda pushes name of Jaishree Banerjee

BHOPAL: With the BJP forming the government at the Centre, the exercise to change governors in various states has begun. In Madhya Pradesh, the state BJP organisation is keen on appointing senior leader as governor. The process of scrutinising names for it has started.

For the post of governor, the name of former CM Kailash Joshi from the state is leading. Joshi, aged 85 years, had denied contesting Lok Sabha elections in the recent past. Besides Joshi, the name of home minister Babulal Gaur is also doing the round. Gaur, a senior leader, has won MLA elections on 10 occasions and was chief minister of the state.

According to sources, Gaur is ready to step down from ministerial post to become governor. Besides Joshi and Gaur, the name of former MP Jaishree Banerjee is also being considered. JP Nadda, who is BJP national general secretary, is son-in-law of Banerjee.

Nadda, who is close to Narendra Modi, may attempt to get Banerjee the governor’s post.  Former MP Laxminarayan Pandey and former Union minister Vikram Verma are also making attempts to become governor. Pandey had been an MP for long time and was BJP state president. Verma is said to have good image in Delhi based leaders and this may get him a chance.

Guv Yadav sure to go

With change of government at the Centre, the removal of Ramnaresh Yadav from the post of governor of MP is sure. According to sources, Madhya Pradesh is leading amongst the states where governors would be changed in the initial round.  Yadav too, sensing a change in the offing, has started preparations. Sources said some persons from his family have left for Uttar Pradesh.

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