Afternoon Voice

Anandiben Patel takes a charge as Chhattisgarh governor

Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday took oath as the Governor of Chattisgarh.

She took the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of its Governor, Balramji Dass Tandon. Anandiben will discharge the additional duties until the regular arrangements for the office of governor of Chhattisgarh are made.

Balramji Dass Tandon died after suffering a heart attack at the government-run Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur.

The six-time MLA was also jailed from 1975 to 1977 during Emergency and also served on various posts, including as deputy chief minister of Punjab. He was one of the founding members of the BJP’s parent organisation Jan Sangh.