CV Ananda Bose on Wednesday took oath as the new governor 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 at a programme in the Raj Bhavan. Leader of opposition in the state assembly Suvendu Adhikari, however, skipped the programme.
CV Ananda Bose sworn in as Governor of West Bengal
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Bose, a retired Kerala cadre IAS officer of the 1977 batch, was named as the new governor of West Bengal on November 17.
He replaced La Ganesan as the governor. Bose served as an administrator of the National Museum in Kolkata before superannuating in 2011.
He reached West Bengal on Tuesday where he was received at the airport by Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, Industry Minister Shashi Panja, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi and Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goyal. He was given a guard of honour at the airport, before being escorted to the Raj Bhavan. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other dignitaries, including assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay and Leader of Opposition Suvendhu Adhikary, will be present at his oath-taking programme in Raj Bhavan on Wednesday, an official said.
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