Newly appointed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to take oath on September 5

During the outgoing Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's farewell, apart from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his cabinet colleagues, top police and civil officials were present at the function held at Raj Bhavan

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The newly appointed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is set to take oath at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Thursday. Koshyari, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister, will succeed C Vidyasagar Rao who was given farewell on Tuesday. 

During Rao’s farewell, apart from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his cabinet colleagues, top police and civil officials were present at the function held at Raj Bhavan. The outgoing Governor Rao was given formal honour by the Indian Navy. 

CM Fadnavis presented C Vidyasagar Rao and his wife, Vinoda, with a shawl and bouquet of flowers wishing them luck for their future. Rao’s term as Maharashtra Governor ended on August 30. He was appointed to take over Raj Bhavan on September 2, 2014. Rao was also the Governor of Tamil Nadu for 13 months. 

The newly appointed Governor is a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) veteran and a former journalist. He has served in both, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. 

On September 1, President Ramnath Kovind issued a notification appointing five new Governors in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana. 

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