Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today appointed senior journalist Tankashala Ashok as the government advisor. Related orders were issued by the state government according to information. Ashok will discharge duties as the advisor to the government to maintain inter-state relations on various issues. The senior journalist has called on the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan here. He extended thanks to the chief minister for appointing him as the advisor. State BC Commission Chairman BS Ramulu was also present.