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Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan Resigns

Resignation of Tamilisai Soundararajan

Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, has resigned from her position on Monday, March 18, 2024. According to sources, she is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the state of Tamil Nadu.

Soundararajan has also resigned from her role as the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Puducherry. She has sent her resignation letter to the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.

Second Governor of Telangana

Tamilisai Soundararajan served as the second governor of the state of Telangana. She assumed the office on September 8, 2019. In addition to her role as the governor of Telangana, she also served as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry since February 18, 2021.

Prior to becoming the governor, Soundararajan held the position of National Secretary and Tamil Nadu State Unit President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Appointment of Governors

The governor of any state in India, including Telangana, is appointed by the President of India. Telangana, which was formed on June 2, 2014, has had two governors so far:

  1. ESL Narasimhan (From June 2, 2014, to September 7, 2019)
  2. Tamilisai Soundararajan (From September 8, 2019, to March 18, 2024)

The governors are the nominal heads and representatives of the President of India in their respective states. Although they are appointed for a term of 5 years, their tenure is not fixed, and they can be removed earlier by the President.

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