Narasimhan Takes Additional Charge as Andhra Governor

After resignation of ND Tiwari, Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan has assumed additional charges as Andhra Pradesh governor.

Justice AR Dave, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court administered the oath of office and secrecy to Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan.

During the ceremony, Chief Minister K Rosaiah, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various parties, Chief Secretary Ramakanth Reddy and other top officials were present.

Narasimhan was given additional charge of Andhra Pradesh after Tiwari resigned following a controversy on his alleged involvement in a sex scandal; however, his resignation cited health problems as reasons of resigning.

Former director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Narasimhan assumes office as the 22nd governor of the state at a time when it is facing a violence agitation over separate statehood to the Telagana region.

The Centre feels that his past career as IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre would help him dealing with the agitation.

Narasimhan, 63, retired from the IB in 2006. Hailing from Tamil Nadu, he is a graduate in physics from Madras University. He did his post-graduation in political science and also did law from the same university.

An alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi, Narasimhan joined the IPS in 1968 and was allotted the Andhra Pradesh cadre. Though he spent very little time in the state, he knows Telugu and is well versed with the state of affairs.

He also served as the first secretary in the Indian embassy in Moscow from 1981 to 1984.

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