Nirbhay Sharma sworn in as Mizoram Governor


Aizwal: Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma was sworn in as the new Governor of Mizoram on Tuesday at a ceremony held in the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan.

Justice T Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati High Court, administered the oath of office to General Sharma. State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators from both the ruling Congress and the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), senior officials of the state government and the Army attended the gubernatorial swearing-in ceremony.

Lt General Sharma, the former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, was transferred and appointed as Mizoram Governor on May 12 by President Pranab Mukherjee, replacing West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi who took additional charge of Mizoram.

He is the eighth Governor of Mizoram after the then state Governor Vakkom Purushothaman resigned on July 12 last year in protest against being transferred to Nagaland.