Ram Naresh Yadav was on Wednesday sworn in as the Governor of Chhattisgarh following the resignation of Shekhar Dutt. The Madhya Pradesh Governor has been given the additional charge of Chhattisgarh.
Chief Justice Yatindra Singh of Bilaspur High Court administered the oath of office to Yadav in a function organised at Raj Bhawan. Speaking to the newsmen after the ceremony, Governor Yadav said he will make efforts to bring Naxalites into mainstream and ensure their role in development of the state.
“I will discuss the issue (Naxalism) with both Centre and state… I will make efforts to bring them into national mainstream and ensure their role in the development of the state,” he said.
He further stressed for the development of Chhattisgarh and call upon the people to contribute for the growth of the state. “I congratulate the people of the state and extend my best wishes to them. I wish the state marches ahead on the path of development for which I will deliver my role from here to Centre,” he added.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Leader of Opposition TS Singhdeo, Cabinet Ministers namely Brijmohan Agrawal, Ramsevak Paikra, Ajay Chandrakar, Rajesh Moonat, Punnulal Mohile, Kedar Kashyap, Ramsheela Sahu and senior officials were present.
The office of the Governor was lying vacant after Dutt tendered his resignation last month. He had taken charge as the Chhattisgarh governor in January 2010.