AIZAWL, Aug 30 � Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was recently appointed as the Governor of Mizoram, would be sworn-in at the Raj Bhavan here on September 2, an official statement said here today.
A veteran Congressman, Purushothaman would succeed Lt Gen (retd) Madan Mohan Lakhera as the 11th State Governor.
The statement said that the newly appointed Governor would arrive at Aizawl on September 2 and he would be sworn-in at the Circular Lawn of the Raj Bhavan at 5 pm.
Lakhera, who took over as the Mizoram Governor on July 25, 2008, would leave Aizawl on September 1 from Lengpui airport near here and would be seen off at the airport by the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his Cabinet colleagues and top officials, the statement added.
The 83-year-old Purushothaman, former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, joined active politics in the early 1950s and held top posts in the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee.
He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly for four terms and was inducted as member of the council of Ministers and was also elected as the Speaker of the Kerala Assembly. � PTI