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Separate Governors for Telugu states?

Separate Governors for Telugu states?

If the reports coming from New Delhi are any indication, the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre will appoint new Governors separately for two Telugu state soon.

The reports surfaced after the sudden visit of present Governor E S L Narasimhan, who is common for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to New Delhi on Monday.

He met BJP national president and Union home minister Amit Shah and held discussions for over an hour.

Sources said Narasimhan had submitted a report to Shah on the state of affairs in both the states, indicating that there was a perfect harmony between the YSR Congress party government in AP and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government in Telangana.

He told the Home minister that he had brought about a friendly relationship between the two chief ministers – Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and K Chandrasekhar Rao and resolved issues like dispute over government buildings in Hyderabad and river water sharing.

“We also discussed the issues related to the state bifurcation. Both the Telugu chief ministers are in good terms. Just like the government buildings in Hyderabad, the issue of joint AP Bhavan issue would also be resolved shortly,” he told media later.

However, Shah is understood to have indicated that the Centre might appoint a new Governor for Telangana shortly and Narasimhan could be confined to Andhra Pradesh. Otherwise, there would be a new Governor for AP as well.

Apparently, the BJP wants a person who is closer to the Centre in Telangana as the Governor as the party is eyeing to capture by next elections.

All said and done, the BJP leadership feels Narasimhan is closer to KCR and might not serve the BJP purpose. Hence, the change, sources said.

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