Goa gets full-time Governor: PS Sreedharan Pillai to take the charge

Gomantak Times Desk
Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Just months ahead of the Goa Assembly elections due in February 2022, Goa has got a full-time governor almost after a year.

Just months ahead of the Goa Assembly elections due in February 2022, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a new full-time governor for Goa on Tuesday. PS Sreedharan Pillai will take the charge of the post and will be 19th Governor of Goa. Pillai was serving as governor of Mizoram before he was shifted to the coastal state.

With Pillai’s appointment, Goa has got a full-time governor almost after a year. Since the transfer of the last full-time Governor Satya Pal Malik to Meghalaya in 2020, Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was given an additional charge of Goa.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant congratulated Pillai on his appointment. “Congratulating Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai Ji, on his appointment as Governor of Goa. Looking forward to welcome him in our beautiful state.” he tweeted.

Pillai is a BJP leader from Kerala and previously headed the BJP’s Kerala unit multiple times. Pillai is also an author, his first book was published in 1983 and he had written about 121 books both in English and Malayalam.

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