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Swaraj rebuts reports of her appointment as Andhra Governor

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Former External Affairs denied reports of her being appointed as the of after Harsh Vardhan's tweet congratulating her for the same on Monday.

"The news about my appointment as of is not true," Swaraj tweeted.

Earlier, of Health and Family Welfare posted a tweet congratulating Swaraj on "her appointment". "Congratulations to senior and former ji on being appointed as the of Andhra Pradesh," wrote on

She further said, "I called on the on demitting office as This was enough for to appoint me as the Governor of "

He, however, deleted the tweet later.

started congratulating Swaraj immediately after the minister's tweet.

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

Notably, the 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 Uttar Pradesh BJP 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, Andhra Pradesh 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.

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

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 00:17 IST