New Delhi, July 16: The President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Sushri Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh respectively. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan will replace Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan as Andhra Pradesh Governor. Sushri Anusuiya Uikey will succeed Anandiben Patel as Governor of Chhattisgarh.
"The President of India is pleased to make the following appointments: Sushri Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh, Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices," the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement. Newly Appointed Governors of Haryana, Uttarakhand and Bihar Meet PM Narendra Modi.
Harichandan, who hails from Odisha, joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971. He held posts like national executive member and state general secretary till the formation of Janata Party in 1977. He was detained under MISA in 1975. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was its President for State from 1980 to 1988. Uikey, a former Rajya Sabha MP, is a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh.