Veteran BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was on Monday sworn in as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

Chief Justice of HP High Court Justice V Ramasubramanian administered the oath of office and secrecy to him. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Lady Governor Satyawati Mishra and wife of Chief Minister Dr Sadhna Thakur were also present on the occasion.

The Governor was also given Guard of Honour on the occasion and Chief Secretary BK Agarwal read out the warrant of appointment. Governor of Punjab VP Singh Badnore along with his wife, HP Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rajiv Bindal, Former Chief Ministers Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal, Cabinet ministers, judges of HP High Court among others were present on the occasion.

Kalraj Mishra had earlier held the portfolio of Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the Narendra Modi led government in 2014.

He is the member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been associated with Uttar Pradesh politics from a very long time.