Chief Justice of the Guwahati 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.
Aizawl: Vakkom B Purusothaman, 83, was sworn-in as the 11th Governor of Mizoram here on Friday.
First Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 23:12