SHILLONG, Oct 2 - New Meghalaya Governor-designate Ganga Prasad would be sworn in on October 5 at Raj Bhavan here.
Raj Bhawan sources said that the new Governor is scheduled to be sworn in at Raj Bhavan at 4 pm on Thursday.
Prasad, a veteran politician from Bihar, would take over charge from Governor Banwarilal Purohit who would be taking charge in Tamil Nadu.
PTI adds: Prasad will be sworn-in by Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Dinesh Maheshwari in the presence of Chief Minister and his Cabinet.
The former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad was appointed as Governor of Meghalaya by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 30.
Prasad has been a member of the legislative council in Bihar for 18 years. He was a businessman by profession, joined politics as a Jan Sangh member in 1967 and held various organisational posts in it as well as in the BJP.
His son Sanjeev Chaurasia is a BJP MLA from Bihar.