ITANAGAR, Jan 28 - Nagaland Governor Padma-nabha Balakrishna Acharya was on Saturday sworn in as the 23rd Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh in a brief ceremony at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here this afternoon.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Ministers of his Cabinet, MLAs, Chief Secretary in-charge Satya Gopal, and senior State Government officials were present at the function.
Acharya was given the additional charge by President Pranab Mukherjee after V Shanmuganathan, who was holding the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, had resigned on Thursday following allegations of molestation against him. Earlier, the Governor-designate was accorded a warm welcome by the Chief Minister upon his arrival at the Rajbhavan helipad here.