NEW Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, a former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, took oath in Marathi at his swearing-in ceremony. Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Pradeep Nandrajog administered the oath of office to Koshyari at the Raj Bhawan here in South Mumbai. In a surprise to all invitees, Koshyari read out his entire oath in Marathi. Koshyari replaces Vidyasagar Rao, who was the Governor from 2014.
Earlier in the day, Koshyari visited the famous Siddhivinayak temple and offered prayers. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Ministers Arvind Sawant and Ramdas Athawale, state Ministers Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawde, Eknath Shinde, Subhash Desai, Diwakar Raote and Suresh Khade were present at the ceremony.