Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has been named the next Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
She replaces Om Prakash Kohli, who has an additional charge of the office of MP Governor along with the office of Gujarat Governor.
According to announcement via Twitter from Rashtrapati Bhavan, ‘The President of India is pleased to appoint Smt. Anandiben Patel to be the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office’
It should be noted that Anandiben is the protege of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who later succeeded as Gujarat CM after the 2014 parliamentary polls. In 2016, she resigned as CM on the ground that she was completing 75 years so decided to step down in keeping with the party’s tradition of age criterion.
In her Facebook post about the resignation, she hinted at an unwritten rule set by PM Narendra Modi that mandates party leaders above the age of 75 to quit the executive post in the government.