Jamir to be sworn-in as Maharashtra Governor today

July 19th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

Maharashtra, July 19 (ANI): SC Jamir will be sworn-in as the Governor of Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Justice Swatanter Kumar will administer the oath of office to him.
Jamir has been the Governor of Goa for the last four years, and holding an additional charge of Maharashtra since March this year.
He is from Nagaland and served as Chief Minister of Nagaland four times (1980, 1982-1986, 1989-90 and 1993-2003).
For his first two terms, he was a member of the Progressive United Democratic Front, but by 1989 he had switched to the Indian National Congress.

Following the resignation of Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna on March 6, 2008, President Pratibha Patil asked Jamir to temporarily take the additional charge of Maharashtra.
Jamir was formally appointed as Governor of Maharashtra on July 8, while Shivinder Singh Sidhu was appointed to succeed him in Goa. (ANI)

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