Aizawl: Vakkom B Purusothaman, 83, was
sworn-in as the 11th Governor of Mizoram here Friday.
Chief justice of the Gauhati High Court Madan Bhimarao
Lokur administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new
governor at a simple function in Raj Bhavan, attended by Chief
Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, state Assembly Speaker R Romawia and others.
A veteran Congressman, Purusothaman served in his
native state Kerala as minister and assembly speaker and also
was elected to the Lok Sabha.
After being sworn-in, the new governor, who replaced
Lt General Madan Mohan Lakhera, said he felt his task in the
state would not be difficult as the people of Mizoram have
faith in the government.