GOA: Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, was sworn in as governor of Goa at Raj Bhavan, took many by surprise when he took the oath of office in Konkani. Koshyari, a former Uttarakhand CM and ex-journalist, thus became the first governor of Goa to take his oath in Konkani.
He was sworn in by Bombay high court chief justice Dipankar Dutta, and after that, reviewed the guard of honour accorded by Goa police. Koshyari appeared at ease with Konkani. “I am the first to take oath in Konkani,” he said while informally interacting with dignitaries and media after the ceremony. “The chief minister told me I can speak in Hindi, but I said I will speak in Konkani.”
The News 24 Goa