Kerala BJP President Kummanam Rajasekharan was on Friday appointed as the new governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing lieutenant-general (retired) by Nirbhay Sharma who is completing his tenure on May 28. Rajasekaran began his career as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the 1970s. He has been the president of Kerala BJP since december 18, 2015. He had replaced to V. Muraleedharan after State party chief then.
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 coming Monday. Mizoram will be going to polls this year.
Under his leadership, the party opened its account in Kerala by winning the Nemom seat in 2016. The BJP had then come second in 7 constituencies. Kummanam had himself contested from Vattiyoorkaav constituency but ended up second.