PS Sreedharan Pillai

Newly appointed Mizoram governor PS Sreedharan Pillai after hearing the news of his new posting said that “everything is for good”.

Pillai was appointed governor of landlocked Mizoram on Friday.

Pillai, 65, is presently the president of Kerala BJP.

“Prime Minister had asked me if I was interested to work outside Kerala. I have accepted the decision of the national leadership of the party,” Pillai said on Friday.

“I see this as another way to serve the people. In the past also, I was considered for a governor’s post and I have never approached anyone for posts,” said Pillai.

Pillai was serving his second term as the state president of the party, after having had a term from 2003-06.

Often known as the ‘soft face’ in the Kerala unit of the BJP, he rose to this level starting as a student leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the mid seventies.

Pillai unsuccessfully contested the Chengannur assembly bypoll last year in June.

Pillai is the third Keralite to be appointed as Mizoram governor.

The first was veteran Congress leader Vakkom Purushothaman in 2011.

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