A senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh state by President Ram Nath Kovind today i.e on July 16th. Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has been appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh. Biswabhusan Harichandan was elected to Odisha Assembly for five times from Chilika and Bhubaneswar constituencies. The 84-year-old politician served as a cabinet minister in the BJD-BJP coalition government in 2004. His political career began as a member of Bharatiya Jana Sangha(BJS) in 1971. The appointments of both the new governors will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.