Former Union minister Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Rajasthan Governor


JAIPUR: Former Union minister Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Governor of Rajasthan in a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here on Monday.


Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat administered the oath of office to Mishra.

He was replaced Kalyan Singh, who has completed his five-year tenure.

The Governor was given the guard of honour after the oath ceremony.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, members of the council of ministers, leader of opposition Gulab Chand Kataria, deputy leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore and others were present on the occasion.

78-year-old Mishra is a former union minister who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh prior to Rajasthan.

He was the former Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Being affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh from 2014 to 2019.

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