Tandon sworn in as Bihar Governor

Senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Lalji Tandon was sworn in as Bihar Governor on Thursday. He replaced Satya Pal Malik, who was appointed Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on August 21. Mr. Tandon was administered oath of office by Patna High Court Chief Justice Mukesh Rasik Bhai Shah. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, and other Ministers and leaders were present during the swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhawan. Mr. Tandon is known to be close to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away recently. In May 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow defeating Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi. Born in Lucknow on April 12, 1935, Mr. Tandon began his political career in the 1970s. He served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council for two terms.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/bjp-leader-tandon-takes-charge-as-bihar-governor/article24765221.ece

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