Sathasivam named new Kerala governor

Former Supreme Court chief justice P Sathasivam was on Wednesday named the new governor of Kerala. He succeeds Sheila Dikshit who has resigned.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjee had accepted the resignation of Dikshit, a former chief minister of Delhi and a Congress leader.

The communique said Sathasivam would be the governor ‘with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office’.

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