Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was sworn in as Chhattisgarh governor in Raipur on Wednesday, PTI reported. The Centre announced she was given additional charge of Chhattisgarh after governor Balram Das Tandon died on Tuesday.
Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi administered the oath of office to Patel at the Raj Bhavan during a ceremony attended by Chief Minister Raman Singh and other officials.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said Patel will hold office until “regular arrangements for the office of the governor of Chhattisgarh are made”.
Tandon was one of the founding members of the Jan Sangh. He was jailed from 1975 to 1977 during the Emergency. He has earlier been a six-time member of the Punjab Assembly, and also served as the state’s deputy chief minister from 1969 to 1970. He died at Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur. He was 90.