Narasimhan to settle down in Chennai as priest?


Outgoing Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan is not likely to accept Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s offer to become government adviser. He has also dismissed rumours about being appointed as Jammu and Kashmir Governor. Narasimhan gave indications of his going to his favourite Chennai city and settle down there to enjoy ‘idli-sambar’ and all. Recalling some criticism in the past about his frequent visits to temples, he said that some have mockingly referred to him as a priest. That would be a great honour and he may settle down as a priest given a chance.

Narasimhan apparently has no interest at all in politics. After KCR’s offer, there was talk in political circles that he would settle down in Hyderabad to play a key role in the Yadadri temple project. The Modi government appointed Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan as the new Governor of Telangana.

Narasimhan shared his experiences with visitors and media at Raj Bhavan. He said that he was pained at criticism against his temple visits. He visits Khairatabad Anjaneyaswamy Temple every day during his stay in Hyderabad. He also visits Tirumala, Bhadrachalam and Yadagirigutta regularly. Recalling his Governorship during separate statehood agitation, Narasimhan said that all Telangana political parties worked with unity and coordination.

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