Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as new Governor of Assam. He was administered oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh.
Mr. Mukhi succeeded Banwarilal Purohit who has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu. In his previous assignment, he had served as lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Mukhi is former member of BJP and RSS. He had started his political career with Janata Party in September of 1977. His first election success was in a 1980 by-election for the advisory Delhi Metropolitan Council. He had represented Janak Puri constituency in Delhi Assembly continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency until losing the 2014.
He has held important ministerial positions including minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in Delhi government. He also had served as Leader of Opposition for almost 10 years. He was awarded as best planning minister of nation by then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee in 1997. Two times he was awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha.