Bhopal: Mrs Anandiben Patel was sworn in here on Wednesday as Madhya Pradesh Governor during a brief yet dignified ceremony at the Raj Bhavan where state Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal administered the oath.
Among those in attendance were Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, his predecessor Kamal Nath and top bureaucrats. The programme was conducted by Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the invitees’ list was an extremely limited one and social distancing plus other precautions were followed.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Patel has been bestowed additional charge of Madhya Pradesh on account of Mr Lalji Tandon’s indisposition. He is hospitalised for some days at his native place Lucknow. Mrs Patel will stay the night here and administer the oath during expansion of the Chouhan Council on Thursday.