Rumours About Narasimhan’s Future Circulate As His Tenure Expires
Hyderabad: With ESL Narasimhan’s term as governor of both the Telugu states coming to an end, there are many speculations in the air about his future.
While some say that he might be continued as Governor, others believe that he would be elevated to the post of Vice President.
ESL Narasimhan, who was appointed as governor of united Andhra Pradesh during UPA regime, continued after the bifurcation of the State. He has handled the State efficiently during the time of bifurcation, and that’s the reason why he was allowed to continue as the governor of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
While Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has already expressed his wish that he wanted Narasimhan to be continued, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu hasn’t yet reacted on the issue.
Meanwhile, sources say that he will be continuing as the governor at least till the presidential elections in July. As he served for two terms as governor, it has to be seen if he will be continued for the third term.
On the top of it, there were also reports that his name might be proposed for the post of Vice President.
It has been speculated that because of his close association with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the BJP is favouring his candidature.
Also, there are rumors circulating that the Prime Minister Modi was impressed by the tips offered by ESL during ‘surgical strikes’ that India launched in PoK.
Above all, the balancing act by Narasimhan in resolving various outstanding issues between the two Telugu States is said to have impressed Modi. Reports say that a union minister from Telugu-speaking states was sure of ESL’s elevation.
Narasimhan, who was appointed Governor during UPA regime, has survived under UPA rule. His second term as Governor ends on Tuesday.