Bhubaneswar: Newly-appointed Governor Ganeshi Lal will take oath after offering worship to Lord Jagannath in Puri today. Lal will be the 45th Governor of Odisha.
He is scheduled to have darshan of the deities at around 10 am in Puri. He will take oath in the evening at 6.10 pm and take over the charge from Bihar Governor Satyapal Mallick who had been given the additional charge of Odisha after SC Jamir’s tenure completed.
The chief justice of Odisha High Court will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Lal.
The new Governor arrived here yesterday and was welcomed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik,deputy Speaker Sanand Marandi and other ministers, MLAs at the airport. He was also given guard of honour by Odisha police.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday had appointed him as the Governor of Odisha.
Lal who was long associated with the RSS and BJP, replaced Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik who was having additional charge of Odisha since March 21 after Governor S.C. Jamir completed his tenure.
Lal, a BJP leader from Sirsa of Haryana is currently Chairman of BJP’s Disciplinary Committee.