Telangana, AP To Receive New Governors? ESL Tipped To Be Next NSA

ESL Narasimhan may move out of Hyderabad to either the Centre or as Governor of a different State. He has continued in his present posting for more than seven years.

Hyderabad: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are expected to have new Heads of State soon after election of the new President of India next week.

The incumbent, ESL Narasimhan, who is currently the Governor of both these States, is tipped to become Advisor to the National Security Council that works under the Union Home Ministry.

What has counted in this possible move is his vast experience as an IPS officer in dealing with security issues, like naxalism, and acumen in handling sensitive matters, including political, as Governor of Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, particularly when the latter two States were being divided.

In fact, till a few weeks ago, there were also reports that Narasimhan’s name was being considered for the post of Vice-President. But the focus has since shifted and he is now being considered as the next National Security Advisor.

Narasimhan could also be in the run for a change of posting since he has been in the present Raj Bhawan since January 2010, when he was appointed as the Governor of unified Andhra Pradesh.

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from his post and is contesting as President, leading to a vacancy. The post in Tamil Nadu too is lying vacant after the term of K. Rosaiah expired. There are reports that Governors of West Bengal, Odisha, Kerala and Karnataka will also be changed.

Narasimhan’s handling of issues during bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into AP and Telangana has created a positive impression about his administrative acumen and capability to deal with sensitive matters. That is the reason why he was nominated the Governor of Telangana too when the new State was formed in 2014.

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