H R Bharadwaj to take over as new Karnataka Governor

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Bangalore, June 29 (ANI): Former Union Law Minister H R Bharadwaj will take over as the Governor of Karnataka today.

Bhardwaj replaces Rameshwar Thakur, who has been appointed Madhya Pradesh Governor for his remaining tenure.

Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran will administer him oath of office at 4: 30 p.m at the Raj Bhavan.

All Ministers of Karnataka are expected to attend the ceremony.

Bhardwaj is representing the state of Haryana in the Rajya Sabha.

He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 1982. He served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice from December 31, 1984 to November 1989 and was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 1988.

He was then Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation from June 21, 1991 to July 2, 1992 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs from July 3, 1992 to May 1996.

He was again re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 1994 and April 2000, and since May 22, 2004 he has served as Union Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice. (ANI)

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