Chennai, October 7: Tamil Nadu got its 25th Governor, Banwarilal Purohit on Friday. Banwarilal Purohit was sworn-in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to Banwarilal Purohit, a former Governor of Assam at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
"I have decided to preserve and protect the Constitution. I am going to take all decisions big or small without any political considerations," said Banwarilal Purohit while taking oath. Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his cabinet colleagues, and DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly MK Stalin were present at the ceremony.
Further he, added that "I am going to support the government as far as developmental activities are concerned. I will see that there is total transparency in the administration.”
Earlier Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan read out the Warrant of Appointment issued on September 29 by President Ram Nath Kovind, appointing Purohit as Governor of Tamil Nadu. He succeeded Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who had been holding additional charge of Tamil Nadu since last year. Purohit was among the governors in the five states who were recently appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind.