E. S. L. Narasimhan
|Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan|
E S L Narasimhan (left) with Narendra Modi
|Governor of Telangana|
2 June 2014
|Preceded by||Office Created|
|Governor of Andhra Pradesh|
27 December 2009
|Preceded by||Narayan Dutt Tiwari|
|Governor of Chhattisgarh|
25 January 2007 – 23 January 2010
|Preceded by||Krishna Mohan Seth|
|Succeeded by||Shekhar Dutt|
|Born||1945 (age 70–71)
Madras Presidency, British India
(now Tamil Nadu, India)
Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan (born 1945) is an Indian political figure who has been the Governor of Andhra Pradesh since December 2009. He assumed office as the Governor of Telangana on 2 June 2014. Previously he was Director of the Intelligence Bureau until 2006 and then Governor of Chhattisgarh from 2007 to 2010.
Narasimhan hails from Tamil Nadu and is a graduate in physics from the University of Madras. He continued his post-graduate studies at Madras in political science and law. After completing his studies at the National Defence College in New Delhi, he joined the Indian Police Service.
On January 19, 2007, Narasimhan was appointed Governor of Chhattisgarh and took office on 25 January. On 27 December 2009, he took additional charge as acting Governor of Andhra Pradesh from Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who resigned after a sex scandal. On 23 January 2010, he was formally appointed to the governorship of Andhra Pradesh upon leaving office in Chhattisgarh.
With the process for formation of a separate Telangana state entering a crucial phase, Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan held a series of meeting with central leaders in the national capital on 23rd Oct 2013. Summoned by the Centre for consultations before the efforts to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh are intensified, Narasimhan held separate meetings with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Narasimhan first met Chidambaram who is a member of the Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to work out modalities for formation of the Telangana state. During the meeting, which lasted for 30 minutes, the governor is believed to have discussed various issues that may arise post-bifurcation.The governor later called on the UPA chairperson and briefed her on the latest situation in the state in the wake of the decision to carve Telangana state. He is learnt to have presented a report on the bifurcation issue.
The Telugu Desam Party has taken strong exception to Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan's meetings with Congress top leaders in New Delhi and questioned if it was part of his official duties. Leader of Opposition in AP Legislative Council and TDP politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu criticised the governor for meeting AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday. "Why should the governor go to Digvijay's residence and brief him? Is it part of governor's official duties?", Yanamala questioned. He alleged the governor was "doing the rounds of Congress leaders' houses" carrying official files. "Is the governor going to decide the fate of 8.47 crore Telugu people?", Yanamala said.
During the unconstitutional president rule from 1 May 2014 to 1 June 2014, he, as Governor of undivided AP, issued many extra constitutional government orders without having taken approval from the Parliament under article 356(1) or sanction of parliament under article 357(1) of the constitution. He took oath of office as state governor to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the law.
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- TRS chief KCR to be sworn-in as first CM of Telangana on Monday | The Indian Express
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- "Former IB chief Narasimhan sworn in Chhattisgarh governor". Indo Asian News Service. 2007-01-25.
- "Andhra Pradesh mired in President rule imbroglio". Retrieved 21 September 2014.
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Krishna Mohan Seth
|Governor of Chhattisgarh
25 January 2007 – 23 January 2010
Narayan Dutt Tiwari
|Governor of Andhra Pradesh
2009 – present
|Governor of Telangana
2 June 2014 – present