Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi was on Saturday sworn-in as the 24th governor of Mizoram after being given the additional charge.
Gauhati High Court judge, Justice Nelson Sailo administered the oath of office to Mukhi at a simple ceremony in the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi to discharge the functions of the Mizoram governor in addition to his own duties after the incumbent governor Kummanam Rajasekharan quit the post amid speculation that he would be the BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, his cabinet colleagues, chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, leaders of various political parties, senior civil and police officials and other dignitaries were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Rajasekharan, who assumed the office of governor on May 29 last year, began his political career as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist in the 1970s and became chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kerala unit in 2015.