Telangana State man, Vidyasagar Rao is the new Governor of Maharashtra

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 27, 2014, 6:34 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 9:16 am IST
Vidyasagar Rao is third Telugu to occupy the Maharashtra Governor's seat
Maharashtra Governor-designate Ch. Vidyasagar Rao (centre) is congratulated by BJP state president G. Kishan Reddy and union minister Kalraj Mishra. (Photo: DC)
 Maharashtra Governor-designate Ch. Vidyasagar Rao (centre) is congratulated by BJP state president G. Kishan Reddy and union minister Kalraj Mishra. (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP veteran and former Union minister of state Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao was appointed as Governor of Maharashtra on Tuesday by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Popularly known as “Sagar Ji”, the 72-year-old leader spent the whole day receiving greetings from friends, relatives and leaders of various parties. Jubilant BJP leaders on Tuesday evening felicitated Mr Rao at the party headquarters.

 

Mr Rao said that as Governor he would go by the rules, the Constitution and the law while performing his duties. Mr Rao is the third “Telugu bidda” to be Governor of Maharashtra after Kasu Brahmananda Reddy and Kona Prabhakar Rao.

Mr Vidyasagar Rao was a three-time MLA in the undivided AP Assembly from Metpalli of Karimnagar district. He was twice elected MP from Karimnagar, in 1998 and 1999 and was Union minister of state for home and commerce in the Vajpayee Cabinet during 1999-2004,

Veteran politician gets a prime post

  • Ch. Vidyasagar Rao was Union minister of state in the 1999 NDA regime
  • He was elected thrice to the undivided AP Assembly, but lost three straight LS polls from 2004.
  • His eldest brother Rajeswara Rao is in the TD, elder brother Hanumantha Rao is HCU Chancellor

 

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