Amaravati: Five years after the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh got first full-time governor with the appointment of Biswa Bhusan Harichandran on Tuesday, but the state government is scouting for a suitable place for his official residence. As Amaravati, the new capital, is yet get Raj Bhavan, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government is considering couple of options for a temporary Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada, adjoining Amaravati.
Harichandran will succeed E.S.L. Narasimhan, who has been serving as the governor for a decade. After Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, Narasimhan was given charge as the governor of both the states. Narasimhan has been functioning from Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad. He was visiting Amaravati on special occasions, like swearing in of chief ministers, ministers and for hoisting national flag on the Republic Day. During his visits, he stayed at hotels. (IANS)