Bhubaneswar, July 16 (LocalWire): Senior BJP leader from the state, Biswa Bhushan Harichandran, has been appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement read.
The 84-year-old leader forayed into politics by joining BJP in 1971.
He was elected to the state Assembly five times from Bhubaneshwar and Chilika, twice on Janata Dal ticket and thrice with BJP ticket.
Harichandan also held the portfolios of industry, law and rural development departments during the BJP-BJD coalition in the state.
He will replace SL Narsimhan, who has been functioning as the Governor for both Telugu states, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, since the bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh in 2014.