President Ram Nath Kovind Appoints New Chhattisgarh, AP Governors

BJP’s Anasuiya Uikey will be succeeding Anandiben Patel who has been the Governor of Chhattisgarh since 2018

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Anasuiya Uikey and Biswa Bhushan Harichandan.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, 16 July appointed Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh and Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

The files of their appointment were cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind after which a formal order was issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Uikey will be succeeding Anandiben Patel who has been the Governor of Chhattisgarh since 2018. Patel is also the current Governor of Madhya Pradesh. She was the first woman chief minister of Gujarat.

In his early 80’s, Harichandan will be the 23rd Governor of Andhra Pradesh to succeed ESL Narasimhan, who had held the gubernatorial post in various states for last 13 years which includes 10 years in Andhra Pradesh. Narasimhan is also the Governor of Telangana since June 2014.


Hailing from Chhindwara, 62-year old Uikey, whose Rajya Sabha term was to end in 2022, has taken special interest in the delivery of justice to women, specially tribal women and solution of their problems.

She has also worked for awareness of rights of tribal women leading to their empowerment, her bio-data on the Rajya Sabha website says.

Harichandan is the former president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee. He was elected to the 11th, 12th and 14th Odisha Legislative Assembly.

He had joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971 and rose within the ranks till state general secretary. He was detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI).

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