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New West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar arrives in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Jagdeep Dhankar, who will take oath as the new West Bengal Governor on July 30, arrived in the city on Monday.

Dhankar, who will succeed Keshari Nath Tripathi as the state's 28th governor, was welcomed at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here by a number of Bengal ministers, including Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and Bratya Basu.

Chief Secretary Moloy De and Director General of Police (DGP) Virendra were also present at the airport, where Dhankar was given a guard of honour by the West Bengal government.

He will be sworn-in as the governor at the Raj Bhavan by the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with other dignitaries, are scheduled to be present at the swearing-in programme.

The centre appointed Dhankhar, a noted Supreme Court lawyer and former MP, as the next governor of West Bengal governor on July 20.

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First Published: Mon, July 29 2019. 15:20 IST
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