Actor, Ex-Minister, Krishnam Raju is being appointed as Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu.
After Konijeti Rosaiah tenure of five years, CH Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, assumed office as acting Governor of Tamil Nadu.He was shuffling from Maharastra to Tamil Nadu when Jayalalithaa was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.And now, Tamil Nadu finally gets a permanent Governor in form of Krishnam Raju who is also the uncle of Baahubali star Prabhas.
Krishnam Raju entered the political arena from Narasapuram parliamentary constituency on a Congress ticket in the general elections in 1992. Denied success then, he joined the BJP and contested the Kakinada parliamentary constituency in the general elections in 1998. With support from the prominent Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham, Raju won the election by a thumping majority of 1.65 lakh votes. In the general election held the very next year1999, he won the Parliament seat from Narasapuram and became the Union minister for external affairs.
Later when Chiranjeevi launched the Praja Rajyam Party, Raju joined the outfit and contested the Rajahmundry Lok Sabha seat in 2009. He lost and went into hibernation till the 2014 general elections, when he tried to contest from the BJP but was not given the ticket.