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Banwarilal Purohit appointed new Tamil Nadu Governor

 Chennai, Oct 6 : Amid the ongoing political turmoil in the state, Banwarilal Purohit has been sworn-in as the new Tamil Nadu Governor on Friday, media reports said.

 

Purohit, the former Assam governor, succeeded C Vidyasagar Rao.

 

Purohit was among the governors in the five states who were recently appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

 

He was earlier a part of both the main political parties of India, the Congress and the BJP.

 

Later, after his defeat in 1999 as a BJP candidate, he formed his own party Vidarva Rajya Party.

 

Though in 2009, for the last time, he contested an election as a BJP candidate, but failed to secure a win.

 

The former Governor of Tamil Nadu, Rao was accused of not ordering the floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly as demanded by the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, who were later disqualified by the speaker.

 

 

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