Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and present Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah will be completing his term as Governor by August 31. Since he was appointed by the UPA government, it is naturally expected that he has to relinquish his office to pave way for his successor.
However, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is said to be keen on a second term for Rosaiah. She reportedly made a request with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue Rosaiah for another term, since he has a fair understanding of the state affairs and is no-controversial.
In the last five years, Jayalalithaa has very good relations with Rosaiah and since she can speak Telugu very well, she could easily communicate with him. He did not raise a single objection to any of the decisions taken by her government.
It is not known what Modi’s response to Jayalalithaa’s request was. But according to sources, he is planning to send Anandiben Patel, who resigned from the post of Gujarat chief minister a couple of days ago, to Tamil Nadu as Governor. If it happens, then Jaya has to bid good-bye to Rosaiah.
And since Rosaiah is basically a Congress man, Modi may not appoint him as Governor of any other state. So, it is retirement time for the old man!