Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tathagata Roy on took oath as the Governor of Tripura in Agartala. Roy replaces Padmanabh Balkrishna Acharya, who is also the Governor of Nagaland. He is the 16th Governor of the state.
The Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, Deepak Gupta, administered the oath of office at a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan.
Mr. Roy was BJP’s West Bengal unit president from 2002 to 2006 and had twice unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha elections on party ticket.