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Rajasekharan sworn-in as new Mizoram Governor

Rajasekharan sworn-in as new Mizoram Governor

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Kummanam Rajasekharan. (File Photo: IANS)
Aizawl, May 29 (IANS) Kummanam Rajasekharan, who was the BJP's Kerala unit chief and a RSS activist, was on Tuesday sworn-in as the 23rd Governor of Mizoram.
Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh administered the oath of office to the new Governor at a simple ceremony in the Durbar hall of Raj Bhavan here.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, Chief Secretary Arvind Ray, leaders of various political parties, senior civil and police officials and other dignitaries were present in the swearing-in-ceremony.
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Rajasekharan as the Governor of Mizoram, which has earned the dubious distinction of seeing ten governors since BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government came to power in May 2014.
He succeeded Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma (retd), whose tenure ended on Monday.
Rajasekharan began his political career as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist in the 1970s and became chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Ker unit in 2015.
Several organisations including Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) and People's Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) had opposed Rajasekharan's appointment.
These organisations in separate statements said that "he was not suitable for the Governor's post as he is an "active member of the RSS and was involved with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad".
"Posting a "political person" with an RSS background in could impact politics in Mizoram," the PRISM said in its statement.
Elections to the 40-seat assembly in the Christian-dominated Mizoram assembly would be held this year end.
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