Rajendra Arlekar took oath as the new Governor of the Himachal Pradesh at Raj Bhawan in Shimla on July 13. Former Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Rajendra Arlekar appointed as Governor of HP on July 06. Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, Justice Ravi Malimath, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rajendra Arlekar. He replaced Bandaru Dattatraya. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur attended the oath-taking ceremony.