NORTH EAST INDIA NEWS

West Bengal Governor takes temporary charge of Tripura

Agartala, June 15: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tripura as additional charge till incumbent Governor Tathagata Roy remains on leave.

A Raj Bhavan official said President Ram Nath Kovind on June 6 gave additional charge to Tripathi as Roy would go to the US for a month to meet his daughter and son-in-law there.

Tripura High Court Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi administered the oath of office to Tripathi at a simple ceremony in the newly built Raj Bhavan here.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, his cabinet colleagues and senior civil and security officials were present at the function. (IANS)