A new governor was appointed on August 26 for India's Andhra Pradesh State, where the dismissal of the state's Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao by the previous governor sparked national protest.
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CU Atalbehari Bajpai of BJP Party arriving with colleagues at rally.
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Background: A new governor was appointed on August 26 for India's Andhra Pradesh State, where the dismissal of the state's Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao by the previous governor sparked national protest. President Zail Singh accepted the resignation of Governor Ram Lal, and appointed in his place Shankar Dayal Sharma as governor of the southern state. On the previous day the opposition organised a day of nationwide protests to demand Lal's removal. In the capital, New Delhi, hundreds of students were arrested trying to march on the President's house. About 50,000 people were arrested in south India, bombs exploded in eastern Indian and several trains were cancelled during the protests. In Vijayawada, Bharariya Janata Party official Tiatal Behari, Janata Party president Chandra Sekhar and other opposition leaders addressed the all-party protest rally against the ousting of Rama Rao. The town, which is the political nerve centre of Andhra Pradesh, wore a festive look as massive crowds carried banners and flags through the main streets and gave a tumultuous welcome to Mr. Rao.