BL Joshi was sworn-in as Governor of Uttar Pradesh for the second term by Allahabad Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud at Raj Bhawan Thursday in the presence of former President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari and State Urban Development Minister Azam Khan among others.
The President’s order for his appointment was read by Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani.
This is the second term for the 78-year-old, who was first appointed as UP Governor on July 28, 2009. His first term ended in April, 2012.
A retired IPS officer from Rajasthan, Joshi has been Lt. Governor of Delhi from June, 2004 to April 2007.
In April 2007, he was appointed Governor of Meghalaya and within a few months, in October 2007, he was appointed Governor of Uttarakhand before being appointed as UP Governor in 2009.
Speaking to the mediapersons after the swearing-in ceremony, Joshi said: “I feel fortunate to be appointed as the Governor of the state for the second term. People of this state have given me affection and I have given them the affection in the similar manner… I wish that together with public and government, we take the state forward.”