Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh: No, she herself denies the report

Posted on 2019-06-11 10:32:01 by Himani Joshi


The viral news of Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj being appointed as Governor of Andra Pradesh is false. She has herself denied the report.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted a post congratulating Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on being appointed as Governor of Andra Pradesh. "Congratulations to senior BJP leader, my sister and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ji on being appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Your long experience in different fields will be beneficial to the people of the state".

Soon he deleted his tweet but not before going viral on social media.

ANI also tweeted about the Dr. Harsha Vardhan tweet that "Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweets, "Congratulations to senior BJP leader & former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj Ji on being appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh."

After which social media users started sharing it. A tweeter user name Dinesh Tiwari tweeted "Congratulations Mrs Sushma Swaraj -Ji & Heartily Reverence for You Honourable Woman for getting appointed as Andhra Pradesh state's Governor".

Sushma Swaraj denied the report

Sushma Swaraj tweeted on 10th June in a sarcastic way that "I called on the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu Ji on the demitting office as Minister of External Affairs.  This was enough for Twitter to appoint me as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

After that, she clarified the news about the rumor that she was appointed as Governor of Andra Pradesh by officially stating"The news about my appointment as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is not true".

Several reputed media also cleared it including India TodayTimes of India and The Hindu

Sushma Swaraj was External Affairs Minister in the Narendra Modi-led Government's first term. She did not contest the recent Lok Sabha election due to some health reasons.

Conclusion: It is clear that the news of former External Affairs Minister becoming Andhra Pradesh Governor is merely a rumor. Sushma Swaraj has denied it by tweeting herself.

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