Shimla: Bandaru Dattatreya toady sworn in as governor of Himachal Pradesh in a ceremony at Rajbhwan in Shimla today. Himachal Pradesh High Court Judge Dharam Chand Chaudhary administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bandaru Dattatreya. He succeeded Kalraj Mishra, who has been appointed the governor of Rajasthan.
Dattatreya, who belongs to Telangana, is the 27th full-time governor of the hill state. A one-time pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Dattatreya got elected to the Lok Sabha from Secunderabad four times and served as minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi governments.
Earlier, Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister received the governor at Raj Bhawan yesterday. Governor arrived here in Helicopter of the state government around 5.10 p.m. Pertinently, the weather was harsh when new governor made its maiden landing at Anadel helipad on Tuesday.