Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Tamil Nadu Governor

Purohit is the first full-time Governor of the state since the retirement of K Rosaiah last year.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2017 12:18 IST
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Banwarilal Purohit,Tamil Nadu,Madras High Court
Governor Banwarilal Purohit (PTI File Photo)

Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu on Friday.

At the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan here, Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to Purohit.

Purohit took oath in the name of God.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his cabinet colleagues, and DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly MK Stalin, were among those present at the ceremony.

Earlier, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan read out the Warrant of Appointment issued on September 29 by President Ram Nath Kovind, appointing Purohit as Governor of Tamil Nadu.

He is the first full-time Governor of the state since the retirement of K Rosaiah in August 2016.

Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had been given additional charge of the state since September 2016.

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 11:34 IST