CHENNAI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appointed veteran BJP politician L Ganesan the Governor of Manipur. Ganesan is the fourth Governor from Tamil Nadu after the BJP-led Union government assumed office in 2014.
The 76-year-old national executive member of the party became active in the RSS at a young age and became a full-time pracharak in 1970. For about 20 years, Ganesan served the RSS in various capacities in Nagercoil, Madurai, and other places.
In 1991, he joined the BJP and became an organising secretary of its state unit. Ten years later, he was promoted as the national secretary of the party. Ganesan also served as one of the party’s national vice-presidents for two years.
Between 2006 and 2009, Ganesan was the president of the Tamil Nadu BJP. Besides various party postings, Ganesan also served as a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh for over one year. At present, he is one of the national executive committee members.