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Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as new Governor of Assam

Veteran leader, Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the new Governor of Assam on 10 October 2017. He was administered the oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at a function in the Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre in Guwahati.

Oct 10, 2017 15:44 IST
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Veteran leader, Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the new Governor of Assam on 10 October 2017.

He was administered the oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at a function in the Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre in Guwahati. The swearing-in ceremony also saw in attendance the state’s Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and other senior officials.

In his new position, Mukhi succeeded Banwarilal Purohit who has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

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About Jagdish Mukhi

• Mukhi previously served as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

• He was also previously holding important ministerial positions including minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in the Delhi government.

• He had been awarded the Best Finance and Planning Minister by the then Planning Minister, Pranab Mukherjee in 1997.

• He has also served as the Leader of Opposition for almost 10 years.

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