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KN Tripathi sworn in as 22nd Governor of West Bengal

Jul 25, 2014 11:26 IST

Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn in as 22nd Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014. The Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Asim Kumar Banerjee administered the oath of office to KN Tripathi in Raj Bhavan, Kolkata.

He is 22nd Governor of the State since Independence. As s a person he is the 21st Governor of the State because Professor Saiyid Nurul Hasan was Governor of the State for two terms.

With his swearing in, he will replace D Y Patil who took oath as the Governor of the State on 4 July 2014. Patil, the Governor of Bihar, was given the additional charge as Governor of West Bengal by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee after M K Narayanan resigned from the office on 30 June 2014. (Article 153 of the Constitution states that one Governor can be appointed as Governor of two or more States.)

About Keshari Nath Tripathi

  • Keshari Nath Tripathi, the BJP leader from UP, was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 10 November 1934
  • He served the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly as a BJP member for six times (1977-1980, 1989-1991 1991-1992, 1993-1995, 1996-2002 and 2002 - 2007)
  • He was also the Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly three times (1991, 1997 and 2002)
  • He held position of Cabinet Minister, Institutional finance and Sales Tax in Uttar Pradesh Government from 1977-1979.
  • He practiced as the Senior Advocate at Allahabad High Court.
  • He was the President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association from 1987 to 1989
  • He was the UP State President of Bharatiya Janata Party from 2004 to 2007
  • Some of his books include commentary on The Representation of the People Act, 1951. He also authored two poetry books- Aayu Pankh and Manonukriti.
  • He has been honoured with many awards given by the UP government. Chief among these awards are Uttar Pradesh Samman, Vishwa Bharati Samman, Abhishek Shri, Bharat Gaurav

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