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Mnp Gov La Ganesan sworn in to take additional charge of Bengal

La. Ganesan on Monday evening took oath as the new governor of West Bengal following the resignation of Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been nominated by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as its vice presidential candidate.
Ganesan, who is also the governor of Manipur, has been given the additional charge of West Bengal.
He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Prakash Shrivastava in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, other state ministers and Speaker Biman Banerjee.
Banerjee welcomed the new governor by presenting him a flower bouquet after the swearing-in ceremony.
The BJP had on Saturday announced Dhankhar’s candidature for election to the post of vice president.
Meanwhile, according to Free Press Journal report, wives of Manipur Governor and former Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar were also present during the oath-taking ceremony.
Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari took to Twitter to congratulate Ganesan. “Congratulations to Shri La. Ganesan Ji, Governor of Manipur, for taking the Additional Charge as Governor of West Bengal. As the Leader of Opposition, I heartily welcome you Sir & would like to assure you of my full cooperation,” he wrote.
It may be noted that Dhankhar and the Mamata-led TMC government got into a slugfest on several occasions ever since he was appointed as Bengal’s Governor on July 30, 2019.
CM Mamata Banerjee had several times written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to remove Dhankhar from the post of Governor.
Meanwhile, Dhankhar on Monday filed his nomination as the NDAs Vice Presidential candidate.
PM Modi, along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP national president JP Nadda were also present during his nomination.

SourcePTI

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