Tripura’s new governor Ramesh Bais (left) during the swearing-in ceremony in Agartala on Monday

Agartala: Former Union minister Ramesh Bais was sworn in as the new governor of Tripura in a simple ceremony at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Agartala on Monday.

Tripura High Court chief justice Sanjay Karol administered the oath of office to the newly appointed governor in the presence of chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, chief secretary U Venkateswarlu and other senior officials of the state.

Later, the new governor was given the guard of honour by Tripura State Rifles jawans at the lawn of old Raj Bhavan.

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Speaking to reporters, Bais said, “I would work for the all-round development of Tripura. The President of India has appointed me for development of the state. It would be my main endeavour to work for the development of the state. I heard that Tripura is a very beautiful state but when I arrived here on Saturday, I found the real beauty of nature. People here are also very cordial. I liked Tripura.”

Born on August 2, 1947, Bais is a seven-time MP from Raipur in Chhattisgarh. He was also a Union minister of state for environment and forests in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999.

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