Justice Abdul Nazir, the new governor of AP, will be sworn in today?

Justice Abdul Nazir, who has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh, will come to AP today. Arrangements are being made for his swearing-in on February 24.

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First Published Feb 22, 2023, 8:44 AM IST

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government bid farewell to Andhra Pradesh state governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan after his term ended. CM Jagan attended the farewell program held at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. At this time Governor Vishwa Bhushan Harichandan along with CM Jagan also got emotional. Biswa Bhushan once again bid farewell to Harichandan on Wednesday morning. A grand farewell was organized at the airport.

Now the central government has appointed Justice Abdul Nazir as the new governor of Andhra Pradesh. Justice Abdul Nazir will take office as the new Governor of AP on February 24. Abdul Nazir is reaching Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. The Raj Bhavan factions are making arrangements for the swearing in of the new Governor. Justice Abdul Nazir will reach Gannavaram Airport from Delhi Airport on Wednesday evening.

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After the bifurcation of the state, Syed Abdul Nazir will take charge as the third governor of AP. Abdul Nazir hails from Karnataka. He served as a Supreme Court judge and retired last month. Abdul Nazir has a special recognition as a judge. He was directly promoted to the Supreme Court of the country without serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court. Abdul Nazir is the third person to be promoted in this way.

Moreover, he retired as a justice in January. Another feature is that he is taking oath as the governor of the state at the end of February within a gap of one month. Nazir’s track record as a Supreme Court judge is crucial. As a judge of the Supreme Court, he gave important judgments in many cases. Cases like Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute, triple talaq, demonetisation and right to privacy were heard. Justice Abdul Nazeer was the only minority judge in the multi-bench hearing these cases.

Last Updated Feb 22, 2023, 8:44 AM IST

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