Narendra Modi, Mamata, Patnaik and others wish Justice Ranjan Gogoi on his appointment as CJI

Oct 03, 2018, 18:30 IST | mid-day online desk

Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of the country

Narendra Modi, Mamata, Patnaik and others wish Justice Ranjan Gogoi on his appointment as CJI
Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi being sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Pic/Twitter President of India

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India earlier in the day.

"My humble congratulations and best wishes to the 46th Chief Justice of India on assuming office. We are all very proud of you," Banerjee tweeted.

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Justice Gogoi succeeds Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who demitted office on October 2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi on taking over as the Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, saying his experience and wisdom would benefit the country.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Gogoi, 63, in the morning. He will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and will retire on November 17, 2019. President Kovind appointed Justice Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of the country.

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The 63-year-old, who hails from Assam, will be the first Chief Justice from the North Eastern region of the country. He has also been heading a bench in the apex court that is monitoring the preparation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his home state Assam.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik too congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi on taking over as the Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, saying his scholarship and experience will benefit the country immensely.

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