Bandaru Dattatreya sworn in as Himachal governor

Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary administers the oath of office to Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya. PTI Photo

Former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya took oath as Himachal Pradesh governor on Wednesday, succeeding Kalraj Mishra.

Dattatreya, 72, was the minister of state for labour and employment in the BJP government headed by Narendra Modi in 2014 and was part of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet earlier.

He is the hill state’s 27th governor.

Kalraj Mishra, the previous Himachal Pradesh governor, is now the new Rajasthan governor. 

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