CM EPS meets T’gana Governor Tamilisai at her home in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami called on Telengana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at her residence at Saligramam in Chennai on Monday evening. Sources close to the CM described it as courtesy call.

“EPS was in foreign tour when Tamilisai took charge as the Governor of Telangana. Hence, he could not wish her personally. Since she is in Chennai, he visited her at her home and greeted her,” sources said.

Tamilisai Soundararajan was sworn-in as the new Governor of Telangana at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad recently. Chief justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan administrated the oath of office and secrecy to the 58-year-old Governor. She took the oath in English and was sworn-in in the name of God.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who was present beside Dr Soundararajan, was among the first to congratulate the new Governor. Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Union Minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam, the entire Telangana cabinet, chief secretary SK Joshi, DGP M Mahendar Reddy and several leaders of TRS and BJP were present on the occasion.

In her maiden address to people, while lauding the Telangana government for protecting the ‘Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb’,  Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the State has given an equal status to festivals of all communities, thereby respecting everyone’s sentiments.

Dr Tamilisai also urged everyone to set aside political and social differences for building a ‘strong State to promote a strong nation’. In a statement, she lauded the various initiatives that the State government has taken. For instance, the 30-day action plan for village development, the Governor said that the “State is set to become a benchmark in administration”.

Tamilisai was announced to be Telangana’s next Governor would on September 1, following which she stepped down from her role as TN BJP Chief. This appointment came along with the change of Governors in three other states — Kerala, Maharashtra and Himachal. Tamilisai served in the Tamil Nadu BJP unit in various capacities, starting from the South Chennai District Medical Wing Secretary in 1999.