New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 30: Senior BJP leader P.S. Sreedharan Pillai was on Monday appointed the new President of the party’s Kerala unit while party MP V. Muraleedharan has been appointed state in-charge of Andhra Pradesh along with Sunil Deodhar, who will be state io-in charge. The appointments by party president Amit Shah come into immediate effect, a statement by BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said. Pillai, who is termed by his friends and foes as the “sober face” in the BJP’s Kerala unit, reacted to his appointment, saying that he was never an aspirant for the post. He succeeds Kummanam Rajasekharan, who was recently appointed Governor of Mizoram. He pointed out that this time it is going to both a challenge and an opportunity for him. (IANS).