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Harsh Vardhan congratulates 'Andhra Governor' Swaraj; later deletes tweet

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on Monday congratulated and former External Affairs on being appointed as the of

Vardhan posted the greeting on "Congratulations to senior and former External Affairs ji on being appointed as the of Andhra Pradesh," the and Family Welfare wrote.


He deleted the tweet later.

started congratulating Swaraj after the minister's tweet.

Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morch Suryah tweeted, "Smt. has been appointed as new "

BJP has appointed several senior leaders as Governors of different states since it came to power in 2014.

Former Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, former Gujarat Anandi Ben Patel, Satyapal Malik, Ram Naik, former Najma Heptulla, senior leaders Lalji Tandon and Kesarinath Tripathi and former IPS are among the leaders who have been appointed as Governors during the past five years.

Earlier in the day, and E S L Narasimhan, who took the charge in June 2014, met in

Swaraj did not contest the Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons. She was appointed the in the first term of in 2014.

After BJP's landslide victory in the polls, Swaraj had thanked for giving her respect and opportunity to work for the countrymen and NRIs in the last five years.

"- As External Affairs Minister, you have given me an opportunity to serve the countrymen and NRIs for five years and also personally given respect to me throughout the tenure. I am very grateful to you. I hope that our government successfully completes its full term," Swaraj had tweeted on May 30.

During her tenure, the has been active and popular on reaching out to the Indian diaspora in distress for assistance.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 22:34 IST