Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was on Wednesday afternoon sworn in as acting Governor of Madhya Pradesh by the state High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal.
Anandiben has been the state Governor in the past.
She arrived here to take additional charge following extension in leave by Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, who has undergone a surgery at AIIMS, Lucknow.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, his predecessor Kamal Nath, Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur, state Minister Tulsi Silawat and former minister Bhupendra Singh were among those present at the brief ceremony.
Anandiben will administer oath of office to new ministers who will be inducted into the Shivraj Singh Chouhan ministry on Thursday.