Former SPG chief BV Wanchoo was named as the new Governor of Goa, while ESL Narasimhan and K Sankaranarayanan will get fresh terms as Governors of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively,The Congress core group on Saturday cleared the new appointments in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Former Madhya Pradesh Minister and ex-MP Aziz Qureshi was appointed as the next Governor of Uttarakhand, replacing Margaret Alva who will move to Rajasthan as Governor for the remainder of her term, Rashtrapati Bhavan announced tonight.
A 1976-batch IPS officer from West Bengal cadre, Wanchoo retired as the head of the Special Protection Group on October 31 last year after heading the elite unit for more than seven years.
He was joint director in the Intelligence Bureau when he was picked up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to head the SPG in 2004.
The appointments were cleared at the Congress Core Group meeting on Friday presided over by party President Sonia Gandhi with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by her side.