Thiruvananthapuram: BJP Kerala leadership was unaware of the party's decision to appoint former IAS officer and Malayali C V Ananda Bose as the Governor of West Bengal. It is not the first time the state leadership was caught off guard by the unprecedented move from BJP headquarters.
At the same time, no rule says BJP central leadership should inform its state offices about its political moves. For instance, former BJP state presidents Kummanam Rajasekharan and PS Sreedharan Pillai were appointed as Mizoram governors without the knowledge of state leadership.
Ananda Bose is known for holding the office of principal secretary of former Chief Minister K Karunakaran. Interestingly, he was given a new role at a time when the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government had taken a hostile stand against former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. However, Ananda Bose is a figure who is known for his excellent qualities to furnish his duties and avoid unwarranted tussle with state affairs.
Interestingly, he refused the party's offer to contest from Kollam during the last Lok Sabha elections. Further, the party also offered his role as advisor to the Meghalaya government.