Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday took oath as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Hemant Gupta administered the oath of office to Patel in a function at the Raj Bhavan.
Parliament Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues were also present to grace the occasion.
"The President of India is pleased to appoint Anandiben Patel to be the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office," the Rashtrapati Bhavan had said in a tweet on January 19.
Patel, the former chief minister of Gujarat, is now the full-time governor of Madhya Pradesh.