After the Cabinet reshuffle, the government is working on appointing about half-a-dozen governors before the Monsoon Session of Parliament, beginning August 1.
According to well-placed soruces, the new appointments could be made any time in the next eight days. Loyalty (to the Congress) and seniority would be the main criteria for the gubernatorial posts.
The term of incumbent governors of Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Kerala and Mizoram is already over while Rajasthan does not have a full-fledged governor.
Madhya Pradesh governor Rameshwar Thakur, who was appointed as governor in 2004, had worked in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in the gubernatorial posts in these years.
Tamil Nadu governor Surjit Singh Barnala has been working there since 2004.
Goa governor Shivinder Singh Sidhu became the Manipur governor in 2004 while Kerala governor R.S. Gavai was appointed as Bihar governor in 2006.
The lieutenant-general of Mizoram M.M. Lakhera was the lieutenant-general of Puducherry in 2004 and was later given the additional charge of Andaman and Nocobar Islands.
The UPA constituents could not get the governor’s post and the only exception was Mr R.S. Gavai of the Republican Party of India (RPI). Asian Age