Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been given the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of governor Balramji Dass Tandon, was sworn in at a ceremony in Raipur today.
Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi administered the oath of office to Ms Patel during a simple function at the Raj Bhawan in Raipur.
Chief Minister Raman Singh and other senior state officials attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Balramji Dass Tandon, 90, one of the founding members of the BJP's parent organisation, the Jan Sangh, died yesterday at the government-run Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital here after suffering a heart attack.
President Ram Nath Kovind gave Ms Patel the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of Mr Tandon, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said yesterday.
Ms Patel will discharge the additional duties until regular arrangements for the office of the governor of Chhattisgarh are made, he had said.