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Uttarakhand Governor takes charge of U.P.

Atiq Khan
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Newly appointed UP Governor Aziz Qureshi with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Monday.Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
Newly appointed UP Governor Aziz Qureshi with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Monday.Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

The Uttarakhand Governor, Aziz Qureshi, was sworn in as Governor of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Dr Qureshi was administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, D Y Chandrachud, at a ceremony in the Raj Bhavan here.

A communiqué issued by the Raj Bhavan said Dr. Qureshi has been given additional charge of Uttar Pradesh. He takes over from B L Joshi, who resigned last fortnight.

Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mata Prasad Pandey, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan and senior Government officials were present at the swearing in ceremony. Outgoing Governor B L Joshi was given a ceremonial send off at the Raj Bhavan earlier in the day.

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