Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin greeted RN Ravi over his appointment as the Governor of the state, wishing that his arrival to Tamil Nadu encouraged its growth and prosperity.
He also extended a "loving and respectful" farewell to outgoing Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Purohit as the Governor of Punjab. He was earlier holding additional charge of the state.
Ravi, the Centre's interlocutor and a retired IPS officer, was shifted from Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as its new governor.
In his message, Stalin greeted Ravi over his appointment.
"Let your arrival encourage Tamil Nadu''s growth and prosperity," he said in a tweet.
"Tamil Nadu welcomes you," he added.
Further, Stalin said "we are bidding farewell to Purohit with love and respect," and recalled the cordial ties he shared with the latter, both as Leader of Opposition earlier and chief minster now.
He wished Purohit's "large heartedness" benefited Punjab.
Ravi, a Kerala cadre IPS officer, has worked in CBI and was a special director of Intelligence Bureau among other posts. After retirement in 2012, he was made the chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee in the Prime Minister’s Office where he coordinated various agencies as the head of the intelligence community. In 2014, Ravi was appointed as the Centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks and was made the Deputy National Security Advisor in October 2018.
Giving Purohit full charge of Punjab comes at a time when the State facing a huge crisis due to farmers’ protest and is due for elections.