Kerala BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan has been appointed as the new governor of Mizoram by the President of India.
The order appointing him as the Governor of the state was communicated to the media through a press release from the secretary to the President of India. His appointment comes as the term of sitting Mizoram Governor Nirbhay Sharma comes to an end on May 28.
65-year-old Kummanam Rajasekharan, who began his political career as an RSS member, was actively involved with Hindu Aikyavedi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad. He has been the president of Kerala BJP since December 18, 2015.
His appointment as Mizoram governor comes at a time when BJP is heading for a crucial by-election in Chengannur in Kerala slated to be held on Monday.