MK Narayanan sworn in as WB Governor

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 18:43

Kolkata: Former National Security Advisor MK Narayanan was Sunday sworn in as governor of West Bengal in a brief ceremony at the Raj Bhavan here.

Narayanan replaces Bihar`s Governor Devanand Konwar, who had taken on the state`s additional charge after Gopalkrishna Gandhi ended his term in December.

The former NSA was administered the oath of office by Calcutta High Court`s Chief Justice MS Shah at a brief function in the Raj Bhavan at 4 p.m.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, his cabinet colleagues, assembly Speaker Hasim Abdul Halim, leader of opposition Partha Chattopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress and other dignitaries attended the swearing-in ceremony.
"The programme continued for almost half an hour at the Raj Bhavan`s Throne Room," a Raj Bhavan official said.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi`s term ended Dec 13 last year. Konwar took over the additional charge from Dec 14.

IANS



First Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 18:43

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