Sheila Dikshit is Kerala’s new governor

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sheila dixitNew Delhi : Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit will be the new governor of Kerala, the presidential office announced Wednesday.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Dikshit will succeed Nikhil Kumar, whose resignation President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted “with immediate effect”.

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It said Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj would also look after Kerala “until (the) new governor takes charge”.

The communique said B.L. Joshi will the governor of Uttar Pradesh “for a second term with effect from the date” he assumes charge.