Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy was among the political leaders who greeted state governor-designate Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday on his appointment.
Opposition DMK also welcomed the appointment of Purohit as governor of Tamil Nadu and expressed confidence that he will discharge his constitutional duties in a "free and non-partisan manner."
A release from the Tamil Nadu government said that the chief minister dialed up Purohit.
"The chief minister extended joy and greetings on his behalf and that of the people of Tamil Nadu," it said.
DMK working President and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, MK Stalin, welcomed Purohit's appointment and greeted the latter.
Referring to Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao holding "additional" responsibility of Tamil Nadu so far amidst a "crisis" in the state politics and Assembly, he said it had "affected" government administration, resulting in "stagnation" of progress in many departments.