Sushma Swaraj denies reports of being made Andhra Pradesh Governor

Ms. Swaraj’s comments came after a tweet by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan congratulating her.

Updated - June 09, 2020 12:26 pm IST

Published - June 10, 2019 11:25 pm IST - Amaravati

Sushma Swaraj at an event in New Delhi on May 5, 2019.

Sushma Swaraj at an event in New Delhi on May 5, 2019.

Former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter late on Monday night to deny reports that she was appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

“The news about my appointment as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is not true,” she said emphatically in a tweet at 10.45 p.m. Three minutes before, she explained how her visit to Vice-President, M. Venkaiah Naidu triggered this speculation.

“I called on the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu on demitting office as Minister of External Affairs. This was enough for Twitter to appoint me as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh,” she tweeted.

Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan tweeted, “Congratulations to senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj ji on being appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.” But after some time he deleted his tweet.

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