Bandaru Dattatreya takes oath as governor of Haryana

Former Union minister Dattatreya, who was earlier the governor of Himachal Pradesh, succeeds Satyadeo Narain Arya, who has been shifted to Tripura.

Bandaru Dattatreya took oath as the 18th governor of Haryana as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ravi Shankar Jha administered the oath of office and confidentiality to him at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Former Union minister Dattatreya, who was earlier the governor of Himachal Pradesh, succeeds Satyadeo Narain Arya, who has been shifted to Tripura.

Dattatreya, 74, holds a B.Sc degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He became a Lok Sabha MP for the first time in 1991 from the Secunderabad constituency. He was minister of state for labour and employment (independent charge) in the first NDA government under Narendra Modi. Previously, he had served as minister of state for urban development and minister of state for railways in Vajpayee governments.

Governor of Punjab VP Singh Badnore, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala, Home and Health Minister Anil Vij, and other ministers and MLAs attended the ceremony. A special contingent of the Haryana armed police presented the guard of honour to the governor.

The governor’s wife and first lady of the state, Bandaru Vasantha, daughter Bandaru Vijayalakshmi and other family members and relatives were also present.

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