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Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura

May 21, 2015 13:15 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tathagata Roy on 20 May 2015 was sworn in as the Governor of Tripura. He became the 16th Governor of the state.

The Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, Deepak Gupta, administered the oath of office at a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan.

Roy succeeded Padmanabh Balkrishna Acharya, who is also the Governor of Nagaland.

Roy, a university teacher before joining politics, was president of the West Bengal state unit of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2002 till 2006. Currently, he is a member of the Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) National Executive, the party's central policy making body.

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