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Lalji Tandon sworn in as Bihar Governor

Lalji Tandon is administered oath of office by Patna High Court Chief Justice Mukesh Rasik Bhai Shah, in Patna, Bihar on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar

Senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Lalji Tandon was sworn in as Bihar Governor on Thursday. He replaced Satya Pal Malik, who was appointed as new Governor of Jammu and Kashmir by the President 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 across party line were present during the swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhawan.

Mr. Tandon is famously known as political protégé of former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee who passed away recently.

In May 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow seat defeating Congress party candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

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