Lucknow: Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi was on Monday administered oath of office as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of B L Joshi.
Qureshi has been given additional charge of UP.
Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud administered the oath to Qureshi at a function organised at Raj Bhawan here this evening.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, former chief minister N D Tiwari, several ministers, MLAs, senior bureaucrats and police officers were present on the occasion.
Earlier in the day, outgoing Governor Joshi, who had resigned last week, was given a warm send-off at Raj Bhawan.