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CM welcomes Jagdeep Dhankar as West Bengal Governor

CM welcomes Jagdeep Dhankar as West Bengal Governor

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has welcomed the appointment of Jagdeep Dhankar, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, as the Bengal Governor.

In her Twitter handle, Banerjee on Saturday said: "I welcome Sri Jagdip Dhankar who has been appointed as the new Governor of Bengal. I just now came to know from media about this. I welcome him to our beautiful state."

On Saturday afternoon, Banerjee also tweeted: "Hon'ble Home Minister just now talked to me about appointment of new Governor of West Bengal. I informed him that I have already welcomed the new Governor."

Incidentally, it may be mentioned that the President of India appointed Jagdeep Dhankar as the new Bengal Governor who will replace Keshari Nath Tripathi who served as the Bengal Governor for five years since 2014. Dhankar, a former Janata Dal MP from Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu during 1989-91, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003. He had also been a minister at the Centre.

The newly-appointed Governor was also a former MLA from Rajasthan's Kishangarh and the former President of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association in Jaipur. He is also a member of ICC International Court of Arbitration. Dhankar is from Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. He completed his education from the University of Rajasthan.

The appointment will take effect from the date he will assume charge of his new office. Tripathi's tenure will come to an end in July. Apart from West Bengal, new Governors for Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura have also been appointed.

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