Arif Mohammad Khan appointed as Kerala Governor

Former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan, known for his support of the Modi government's propositions to bring reform in the Muslim community, has been appointed the Governor of Kerala.

A former Congress leader, Arif Khan had walked out of the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986 over differences in the Shah Bano case. Recently, Arif Khan had also voiced support for the Modi government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and strip the strife-torn state of its special status.