TAMIL NADU; NEW GOVERNOR APPOINTED

Ravindra Narayan Ravi was sworn in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu on Saturday. He is a former bureaucrat. He replaced Banwarilal Purohit, who has been shifted to Punjab. Mr. Ravi shifted from Nagaland.  The oath taking was administered by the Chief Justice of Madras High Court Sanjib Banerjee, at an official ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai. The attendees included the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M K Stalin, his cabinet ministers, Leader of opposition K Palaniswami and other officials. Ravi, former IPS Officer, is the 26th Governor of Tamil Nadu.

The new governor has been a familiar face in the national space as he was appointed as the Centre’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks in 2014. After the swearing in, the Chief Minister introduced the Governor to the Assembly Speaker M Appavu and the cabinet ministers. While talking to the media, Ravi said he sees the new appointment as an opportunity, rather than as a challenge. When asked about the DMK government’s previous protests, he said, “I think its too premature for me to say but I believe that it should be well, the way they have handled the Covid-19 which has come down. I think so”, asserting that the relationship between him as a governor, and the government is ‘new and clean’, News18 reports.

Ravi was born in Patna, Bihar and did his Masters in Physics in 1974 before joining the Indian Police Services in 1976. He served in Kerala for over a decade, and was also deputed with the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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