Bhubaneswar, Oct 31: The former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das will take oath as the Governor of Odisha today in Bhubaneswar. The swearing-in event is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. at Raj Bhavan here.
The upcoming swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor will be presided over by the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. It is reported that prior to this official event, Raghubar Das will make a visit to the Lord Lingaraj Temple to seek blessings.
Yesterday, the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das, paid a visit to the Puri Srimandir to seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath on Monday. After his visit to Puri, he arrived in Bhubaneswar, where he was warmly received at the Raj Bhavan by Odisha's Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik.
Raghubar Das served as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2014 to 2019 and notably held the distinction of being the first non-tribal Chief Minister in the state.
With a long and active political career spanning many years, he was elected to the Bihar and Jharkhand assemblies five times, representing the Jamsedpur East assembly seat from 1995 to 2019.
Born in Bhalubasa on May 3, 1955, Raghubar Das completed his education at Bhalubasa Harijan High School in Jamshedpur and graduated with a degree in science.
His foray into politics began during his student days, and he played a significant role in the political movement led by Jayaprakash Narayan in 1976-77. During the emergency period, he faced imprisonment and later became a member of the Janata Party in 1977.
Raghubar Das, who previously served as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2014 to 2019, is set to take over as the new Governor, succeeding Prof. Ganeshi Lal, whose tenure officially concluded on May 28, 2023, although it was later extended until October 27.