Source: News Bharati English08 Sep 2016 15:17:50
Bopal, September 8 : Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli will hold charge of Governor of Madhya Pradesh after Ram Naresh Yadav demits office. MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's tenure in office expires on September 7. Also Also Maharashtra Governor K Vidyasagar Sagar would hold charge of Governor of Tamil Nadu whose previous incumbent K. Rosiah completed his term on Tuesday.Kohli is the 26th Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Rajendra Menon administered the oath of office to Kohli at a function in Raj Bhawan. Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav landed into a controversy. Yadav was named in connection with the Vyapam scam and in particular in the recruitment of forest guards which was then being probed by the Special Task Force (STF) of the state police.
Ram Naresh Yadav was booked by STF in February 2015 who then managed to get the High Court to quash the FIR on grounds that a serving Governor cannot be booked in May 2015.The HC had stated that the probe agency can look into his role after the completion of his term.
The only way Yadav could have continued to enjoy immunity under the law would have been if he would have secured another term in a Raj Bhawan. However, with today's order it is clear that he is on his way out of a gubernatorial assignment. The Governor's officer on special duty (OSD) Dhanraj Yadav was also arrested by the STF in 2013 in connection with the Vyapam scam.