Former Gujarat Chief minister and present governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel has been given additional charge as governor of Madhya Pradesh. Her term will be effective from the date she assumes charge of office in the absence of Lal Ji Tandon, an order from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind reads. Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon was on June 13 admitted to a hospital in Lucknow after he complained of fever. He also had urological complications and was shifted to the ICU.
Tandon had since been unable to perform his duties due to ill health. He had to be put on ventilator and his condition was reported to be serious but under control. Patel’s appointment is a temporary one untill Tandon returns to his duties. ” President of India is pleased to appoint Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to disdischarge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, in addition to her own duties during the absence on leave of Lal Ji Tandon,” a statement said.