Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed veteran BJP leader and former minister from Odisha, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
Harichandan joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971 and became its National Executive Member and its State General Secretary till the formation of Janata Party in 1977.
He joined BJP and was its President for State from 1980 to 1988. He joined Janata Party in 1988 and became its Vice-President for the State. He again joined BJP on 4th April 1996.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Biswabhusan Harichandan on his appointment as the New Governor of Andhra Pradesh and wished him all success in his new assignment.
In a related development, Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has been appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh.
The appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices, said a press communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan.