West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar resigns after BJP nominates him for India’s Vice President


The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar’s resignation as West Bengal Governor was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind Sunday.

“The President has accepted the resignation of Jagdeep Dhankhar as Governor of West Bengal. The President is pleased to appoint La. Ganesan, the Governor of Manipur, to discharge the functions of the Governor of West Bengal, in addition to his own duties from the date he assumes charge of the office of the Governor of West Bengal until regular arrangements are made,” said an official statement on Sunday.

Dhankhar is scheduled to file his nomination Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief J.P. Nadda announced the name of Dhankhar as the NDA Vice Presidential candidate after the Parliamentary Board meeting at party headquarters on Saturday.

“After a detailed discussion and considering all the names, the BJP Parliamentary Board has decided to announce the name of ‘Kisan putra’ (Farmer’s Son) Jagdeep Dhankhar as the BJP and NDA candidate for the post of Vice-President. Presently, he is the Governor of West Bengal and has been in public life for nearly three decades,” Nadda said.