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Sheila Dikshit sworn in as Kerala governor

Sheila Dikshit sworn in as Kerala governor
Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office at a function attended by chief minister Oommen Chandy, his cabinet colleagues, Speaker G Karthikeyan, and other dignitaries. Leaders of the Opposition did not attend the function.

Dikshit arrived for the function dressed in traditional Kerala style, accompanied by the chief minister and other dignitaries.

Chief secretary EK Bharat Bhushan read out the warrant of appointment of Dikshit as the Governor.
As soon as the oath-taking ceremony was over, the band played the national anthem, and Dikshit and the Chief Justice signed the register.

Chellur, Chandy,  Karthikeyan, the ministers, deputy speaker N Sakthan, KPCC president VM Sudheeran and other leaders then presented bouquets to the new Governor.

Previously, as a member of the Congress, she had served as chief minister of Delhi from 1998 to 2013.

Dikshit led the Congress to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. She is often credited for Delhi’s growing infrastructure including roads and flyovers, a less polluted city, better public transport system as well as development on the health and educational fronts.
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