By Our Correspondent
VIJAYAWADA/BHUBANESWAR; Senior Odisha BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday took oath of office as Andhra Pradesh Governor at a glittering function held at Vijayawada.
Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Acting Chief Justice C. Praveen Kumar administered the oath to the new Governor at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan .Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials attended the ceremony.
84 year old Harichandan is the first full-time Governor of Andhra Pradesh since state’s bifurcation in 2014.
The BJP veteran replaced E.S.L. Narasimhan, who had been serving as Governor of undivided Andhra Pradesh since 2009 and then as Governor of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since bifurcation.