Vijayawada: Days after the Andhra Pradesh Budget dates were announced, speculations are rife that the Centre is likely to replace Governor ESL Narasimhan and appoint new governors for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is speculated that the present governor will be given an important role to play in New Delhi.

If all goes well, according to the Centre's plan, Narasimhan would be the longest-serving Governor as he has been in-charge of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since 2009.

Speaking to MyNation, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesperson Prem Kumar Jain said, "Definitely, his tenure as governor ended long back and they had extended his tenure so far. In his tenure, he proved he was the best. But, the Central government wants all the governors to work for the BJP. They are planning on how to win in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the 2024 elections. So they are planning to put their people as governors and sweep people's votes."

The governor played a significant role in both the states as he witnessed the swearing in of many chief ministers such as K Rosaiah and N Kiran Kumar Reddy in the undivided Andhra Pradesh.

Later, TRS's K Chandrasekhar Rao was sworn in twice as chief minister. Before YSR Congress Party's YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who was recently sworn in as the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, he also witnessed TDP's N Chandrababu Naidu taking oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister in 2014.

Meanwhile, Narasimhan on Tuesday (July 9) made an unexpected visit to Vijayawada. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan, ahead of his maiden budget session, briefed the governor about the budget.