Former law minister HR Bhardwaj on Wednesday was appointed governor of Karnataka, replacing incumbent Rameshwar Thakur who has been transferred to Madhya Pradesh, officials said in New Delhi.
The veteran Congress leader was dropped from the Manmohan Singh cabinet after the Congress-led new United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was formed.
Thakur, who is currently the Karnataka governor, has been transferred and appointed the governor of Madhya Pradesh for the remainder of his term, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement announced.
Currently, Balram Jhakar is the governor of Madhya Pradesh.
President Pratibha Patil also gave her nod to the appointment of Devanand Konwar, former minister of Assam, as the governor of Bihar. Konwar replaces RL Bhatia.