Patna: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Thursday confirmed as the Governor of Bihar. The term of the previous Bihar Governor, D.Y. Patil, terminated on Wednesday.

The Patna High Court Chief Justice Rajendra Menon controlled the vow to Tripathi at an event at Raj Bhawan. Conspicuous among the individuals who went to the function were Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.

The post of Bihar governor fell empty after Ram Nath Kovind surrendered taking after his determination as a presidential competitor of the decision of National Democratic Alliance.

This is the second time that Tripathi has been given the extra charge of Bihar. He was Bihar’s governor from November 2014 to August 2015 after the retirement of DY Patil. He will keep on holding the charge of Bihar till another governor is designated.

Mr Tripathi, 80, a constitutional master, was conceived in Allahabad and polished as a lawyer in the High Court there from 1956 to 2014 excepting the time when he was the Speaker of Uttar Pradesh three times — in 1991, 1997 and 2002. He told columnists that he would work for the welfare of the Indian population.