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Ganga Prasad sworn in as Sikkim Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Ganga was today sworn in as the 16th of at a function held at Raj Bhawan here.

Justice Meenakshi M Rai, of High Court of Sikkim, administered the oath of office to in the presence of and his cabinet colleagues and other dignitaries.

The swearing-in ceremony was followed by offering of traditional "khadas" to the by the and all the dignitaries present. The was then given the of Honour.

Ganga has served as a Member of Legislative Council of for 18 years, and also as the of the Opposition (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the Legislative Council.

He was also the of the Legislative Council for the ruling party during the earlier NDA regime. succeeds Shriniwas Patil as the 16th Governor of

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First Published: Sun, August 26 2018. 22:45 IST