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Jharkhand governor to take oath today

 Ranchi, July 13: Jharkhand new Governor Ramesh Bais will  take oath as Jharkhand Governor on July  14. At  a function which will be held on July 14 at 1320 hrs Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Dr Ravi Ranjan will administer the oath to him in the Raj Bhawan Premises.

Ramesh Bais arrived in Ranchi on Tuesday late afternoon at Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi and was accorded a guard of honour at the airport and welcomed by chief minister Hemant Soren and host of state cabinet ministers  including rural development minister Alamgir Alam, finance minister Rameshwar Oraon, state transport minister Champai Soren, health minister Banna Gupta among others.

Also present were senior bureaucrats including chief secretary Sukhdev Singh and DGP Niraj Sinha.

Originally hailing from Raipur of Chhattisgarh Ramesh Bais was the Governor of Tripura.

Ramesh Bais will be the 10th Governor of Jharkhand. He succeeds Draupadi Murmu.

Ramesh Bais (74) will succeed Droupadi Murmu as the new governor of Jharkhand after a formal notification was issued from the office of the President of India on Tuesday.

Bais, who was governor of Tripura before being assigned to Jharkhand, is among seven others whom President Ramnath Kovind appointed in various states. Bais will be the 10th governor of Jharkhand.

Murmu who was appointed in May 2015 as the first woman governor of the state also holds the distinction of being the first resident of Raj Bhawan to have completed a five-year term in the state since its creation in year 2000.

Bais, who is from Chhattisgarh, has been a member of the BJP and served as Union minister of state (Independent charge) for environment and forests during the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government from 1999. He was elected to the 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha from Raipur.

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