BJP politician La Ganesan chosen as New Governor of Manipur

La Ganesan, a senior BJP politician from Tamil Nadu, has been named the new Governor of Manipur. President Ram Nath Kovind cleared La Ganesan’s name for the position of Manipur Governor on Sunday. The appointment of La Ganesan comes only two days after previous Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla stepped down on August 20.

Ganesan, a former Rajya Sabha MP, has previously worked for the BJP in a variety of positions. La Ganesan has also worked as a Pracharak for the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).

Ganesan will be the new “Governor of Manipur with effect from the day he assumes charge of his position,” according to a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.