Barnala sworn in as TN Governor for new term
The Chief Secretary, LK Tripathy, read the President's warrant of appointment of Barnala as the Governor of the state.india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 21:08 IST
Surjit Singh Barnala was on Tuesday sworn in as Tamil Nadu Governor for a fresh term of five years.
The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice AP Shaw, administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at a glittering function at Raj Bhavan.
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, a close friend of Barnala, state ministers and judges of the High Court attended the function.
The Chief Secretary, LK Tripathy, read the President's warrant of appointment of Barnala as the Governor of the state.
This would be Barnala's third stint as the state's Governor.
Though he was appointed as Governor of Tamil Nadu in 1990, he had resigned within a year after he refused to recommend dismissal of the Karunanidhi-led DMK Government on the LTTE issue.
A law graduate, 81-year-old Barnala was appointed as the first Governor of Uttaranchal state in 2001.
He was later shifted to Andhra Pradesh and then to Tamil Nadu on November 3, 2004.
Barnala's term expired last year itself, but he was allowed to continue.