Tamilisai Soundararajan was on Sunday declared as the first woman governor of Telangana at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad. The post was earlier held by E. S. L. Narasimhan, who finally demitted office.
Raghvendra Singh Chauhan Chief Justice of Telangana High Court administered the pledge of office to Soundararajan. (58) year-old Soundararajan was the former Tamil Nadu BJP chief and the party’s national secretary. President Ram Nath Kovind named her as the second governor of Telangana on September 1.
Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, G. Kishan Reddy Union minister of state for home, Himachal Pradesh governor-designate Bandaru Dattatreya, Telangana Assembly speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, and state ministers and officials were present on the event.
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan Telangana Governor-designate reached Hyderabad today. CM Sri KCR, Ministers, senior officials and others have warmly welcomed her and her family members at the Begumpet Airport. She received ceremonial salute from the Police and later reached Raj Bhavan pic.twitter.com/mOBzeJNoMf
— Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) September 8, 2019
CM KCR, who hosted lunch in Narasimhan’s honour, told he would miss the guidance of the latter who had seen the excitement for a separate Telangana and the formation of the new state, an official release said.
Previous Governor of Telangana Narasimhan, who was appointed as governor in entire Andhra Pradesh nine-and-a-half years ago, was continuing as the Telangana’s governor.
CM KCR said, “Narasimhan has always provided me moral support and I cherished many memories with him”.
“Though many had apprehensions that Narasimhan, a retired police officer, had come as governor to overcome the Telangana agitation, I had the confidence that he would send fair reports to the Centre about the movement,” CM KCR stated.
Narasimhan the former governor, was allowed a warm farewell by the state chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and his Cabinet on Saturday.