has been given the additional charge of
during the absence on leave of
incumbent Lal Ji Tandon
, according to a
statement on Sunday.
Tandon, 85, has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Lucknow since June 11.
"The President of India is pleased to appoint Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, in addition to her own duties, during the absence on leave of Lal Ji Tandon," the statement said.