Chennai, Oct 13: Tamil Nadu will have an independent governor soon. The ministry for home affairs is discussing this issue and will soon appoint a permanent governor for the state of Tamil Nadu.
Currently Vidyasagar Rao holds the post of Governor for the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Home Ministry sources say that a decision on appointing an independent governor for TN will be taken in the next couple of days.
Sources also indicate that Rao will be made the Governor of Tamil Nadu. The post of Maharashtra governor will go to D H Shankarmurthy the source also indicated.
Having an independent governor for TN is important especially in the current scenario. With Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa admitted to hospital questions have been raised about the administration.
Following pressure from all quarters the Governor had to step. An announcement handing over the portfolios held by J Jayalalithaa to O Paneerselvam was made on Tuesday. Paneerselvam who has stepped in for Jayalalithaa twice in the past has now been authorized to conduct cabinet meetings also.
The Home Ministry feels that at such a crucial time it is important that an independent governor is appointed. Sources say that since Rao is familiar with TN he is likely to be appointed governor of the state.