Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit was sworn in as Governor of Kerala at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office at a function attended by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his Cabinet colleagues, Speaker G. Karthikeyan, and other dignitaries. Leaders of the Opposition did not attend the function.
Ms. Dikshit arrived for the function dressed in traditional Kerala style, accompanied by the Chief Minister and other dignitaries.
Chief Secretary E.K. Bharat Bhushan read out the warrant of appointment of Ms. Dikshit as the Governor.
As soon as the oath-taking ceremony was over, the band played the national anthem, and Ms. Dikshit and the Chief Justice signed the register.
Ms. Chellur, Mr. Chandy, Mr. Karthikeyan, the Ministers, Deputy Speaker N. Sakthan, KPCC president V.M. Sudheeran and other leaders then presented bouquets to the new Governor.