Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand

Updated - June 12, 2016 11:06 pm IST

Published - May 18, 2015 12:09 pm IST - Ranchi

Draupadi Murmu was on Monday sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.

Ms. Murmu succeeds Syed Ahmed, who will take over as Manipur Governor.

A two-time BJP MLA from Odisha, Ms. Murmu was a Minister in the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet when the Biju Janata Dal ruled the State with the support of Bharatiya Janata Party.

She headed the BJP’s Mayurbhanj district unit in Odisha and had represented Rairangpur in the Odisha Assembly.

Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Virendra Singh administered the oath of office to Ms. Murmu.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, his Cabinet colleagues, former Chief Ministers Shibu Soren and Arjun Munda, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sudarshan Bhagat, and a host of other dignitaries were present during the oath-taking ceremony.

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