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BJP leader OP Kohli to be sworn in as Gujarat Guv today

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 02:32

Zee Media Bureau

Gandhinagar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader OP Kohli will be sworn in as the 24th Governor of Gujarat on Wednesday.

He will be administered oath by Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya of the Gujarat High Court  in Gandhinagar town hall at 6 pm.

Kohli has been appointed in place of former Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla Beniwal, who had frosty relations with Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of the state, was transferred to to Mizoram in a reshuffle of governors effected by the government on July 6. 
Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was appointed as the additional governor of Gujarat on July 7. 

Kohli, who was a Rajya Sabha member from 1994 to 2000, takes over as Governor in Gujarat after 87-year-old Kamla Beniwal was shifted to Mizoram by the Government for remainder of her term till November this year. 
A former Chief of BJP`s Delhi unit in 2009, Kohli has been associated with BJP since his student days and was made the president of party`s student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)- and later became Chief of Delhi University Teacher Association.
(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 02:02

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