Former State BJP Chief of Tamil Nadu, Tamilisai Soundararajan was sworn in as the Governor of Telangana on Sunday, replacing the former Governor ESL Narasimhan who vacated the office on Saturday.
Tamilisai Soundararajan took oath in the presence of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam along with ministers D Jayakumar and Thangamani at Raj Bhavan.
In the Center’s rejig of Governors, Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan was named as the Governor of Telangana on September 1, along with change in Governors in three other states- Kerala, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh.
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
Tamilisai is a doctor by profession and is the daughter of Congress leader Kumari ananthan and niece of Congress MP H Vasanthakumar. She served Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in various capacities since 1999 and was appointed as State BJP Chief in 2014.
Tamilisai was the first woman president of BJP in the state. On her appointment as Telangana Governor she told in an interview that BJP, under Modi and Amit Shah’s leadership has once again proved that it recognizes the hard work of party cadre.
“I have not done anything for the party except for putting in my hard work. Despite my age the party has given me this opportunity and I dedicate this success to all the party members, the people of Tamil Nadu and my parents” added the new Governor.
Tamilisai fought two assembly elections and two Parliamentary elections unsuccessfully in the past.
Telangana: Tamilisai Soundararajan was sworn-in as the Governor of the state, in Hyderabad today. pic.twitter.com/uibWIYpMAQ
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2019