The Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh has given approval to the appointment of Sri Narasimhan as the joint governor for both Telangana and Seemandhra after both the states come into being from the 2nd of June. A joint governor was a mandate of the AP Bifurcation Act. Such an appointment will exist as long as Hyderabad will remain joint capital of the two states, or the ten years officially stipulated in the Act.
The Central Home Ministry has proposed Narasimhan’s appointment and the PM has approved it and sent it for the final seal by the President. A common Governor for both states is proposed to ensure the safety of Seemandhra people living in Hyderabad, and also to ensure smooth transfer of assets and liabilities between the two states, which might go on for quite some time even after the states are officially divided.