Krishnam Raju As Tamil Nadu Governor?

Krishnam Raju As Tamil Nadu Governor?

Rumors are rife that Senior Actor Krishnam Raju may be made the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Buzz is that Krishnam Raju will be replacing Banwarilal Purohit, who took over as the Governor in October 2017. Krishnam Raju wanted a crucial post in either of the Telugu States but BJP high command wants him in Tamil Nadu.

Krishnam Raju is a longtime BJP Leader. Krishnam Raju previously won twice as BJP MP. He even worked as minister of state for external affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government from 2000 to 2004.

He left the saffron party and joined PRP in 2009. He joined back BJP just before the 2014 elections. With BJP eyeing Tamil Nadu through coalitions, the party thinks there is a need for a loyalist as a Governor in the state as it goes to elections this summer.