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Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn-in as 16th Governor of Mizoram

Apr 6, 2015 15:15 IST

Keshari Nath Tripathi on 4 April 2015 was sworn-in as the 16th Governor of Mizoram. He will discharge the functions of the Governor of Mizoram in addition to his own duties as Governor of West Bengal and Bihar.

Justice Michael Zothankhuma of the Gauhati High Court administered the oath of office to Tripathi at Raj Bhavan in Aizawal.

He replaced Aziz Qureshi, who was sacked by Union Government on 28 March 2015. Congress-ruled Mizoram has seen seven governors in eight months.

According to article 153, there shall be a Governor for each State but the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act 1956 facilitated the appointment of same person as governor for two or more states.

 

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