Amid buzz of Union Cabinet expansion, the President appointed eight new governors on Tuesday. The major reshuffle ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle saw the appointment of Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot as the Karnataka Governor.
Sources called the new appointments an exercise in according "respect and dignity to all" sections.
There are a "record number of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class (OBC) governors, said sources.
Gehlot said he will be submitting my resignation from all three positions including Rajya Sabha MP & Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment tomorrow in person.
The list of other appointments is
Hari Babu Kambhampati as Governor of Mizoram
Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel as Governor of Madhya Pradesh
Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar as Governor of Himachal Pradesh
Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai appointed as Goa Governor
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya appointed as Tripura Governor
Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais appointed as Jharkhand Governor
Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya appointed as Haryana Governor