Imphal, Feb 22:
Governor designate Sushri Anusuiya Uikey was today sworn in as the 16th Governor of Manipur (Regular) excluding 7 Additional Charge Governors. She was administered the oath of office by Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur Justice M.V. Muralidaran. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and his Council of Ministers, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th. Satyabrata Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) Sanajaoba Leishemba, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP and senior officers of paramilitary forces attended the oath taking ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal.
After taking the oath, Governor received Rashtriya Salute and inspected Guard of Honour accorded by personnel of Manipur Rifles and India Reserve Battalion.
Later, talking to media persons, Governor thanked the President of India Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving an opportunity to serve the beautiful State of Manipur. She said, she has been entrusted to serve the State and issues will be solved and developmental activities will be taken up in consultation with Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers. Recalling her past three and half year’s service as Governor of Chhattisgarh, Governor said, she received a lot of cooperation and support from the people there and many developmental activities were taken up. She appealed to all the stakeholders especially the people of Manipur to extend cooperation and support for bringing up the State in the higher level of development and prosperity.
Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has assumed the charge of the office of the Governor of Manipur with effect from the forenoon of 22nd February, 2023. She extends her good wishes and greetings to the people of Manipur.
Anusuiya Uikey (born 10 April 1957) is a politician and currently serving as the governor of Manipur & formerly of Chhattisgarh. She was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Damua in the 1985 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election as a member of the Indian National Congress. She became Minister for Women and Child Development in Arjun Singh cabinet. By 1998, she had crossed over to BJP and was its losing candidate in 1998 Vidhan Sabha election from Damua. She became a member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in 2006.
She was Governor of Chhattisgarh from 16 July 2019 to 12 February 2023 & appointed as Governor of Manipur on 12 February 2023.