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Jamir to take oath today
IANS: Mumbai, 18 Jul 2008
Published on 19 Jul. 2008 1:06 AM IST
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S.C. Jamir, who was holding additional charge as Maharashtra governor since the resignation of S.M. Krishna in March, will be sworn in as the new governor at Raj Bhavan here Saturday morning. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Swatanter Kumar will administer the oath of office to Jamir, an official communiqu said Friday. Jamir, 77, became active in politics when he was president of the Students’ Christian Movement while he was studying for his law degree at Allahabad University in 1954-57. In 1960, he was a member of the delegation that met the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for political talks. It ultimately resulted in the creation of Nagaland as the 16th state of India and Jamir is regarded as one of the architects of modern Nagaland. The next year, Jamir was elected as the first Lok Sabha MP from the new state. Over the years, he served as minister at the centre, handling portfolios like railways, labour and rehabilitation, community development and cooperation, food and agriculture. In 1971, he was elected to the Nagaland assembly and since then never lost any assembly poll. He was the state Congress president for 11 years and has had the longest stint as Nagaland chief minister so far. He was appointed Goa governor four years ago and held additional charge of Maharashtra since March 9 after S.M. Krishna resigned from the post.

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