Mumbai: Newly appointed state Governor Ramesh Bais (75) was sworn-in as the Governor of Maharashtra in a simple ceremony at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here in Mumbai on Saturday.
Justice S.V. Gangapurwala, incharge justice of Bombay High court administered the oath of office to Bais,who is the 22nd governor of the state.
On this occasion state chief minister Eknath Shinde among his colleagues among other officials were present.
Notably, last Sunday president of India, Dropuadi Murmu had appointed Bais as state governor after accepting resignation of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
Earlier, Bais had served as Jharkhand state Governor.
Koshyari has always been in discussion about his statements. At the same time, the opposition has also accused the Governor of being biased. He had made a statement regarding Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. After which, along with the opposition party in Maharashtra, many leaders of the state government also expressed their displeasure on this issue.