Jaipur: Kalraj Mishra took oath as the new governor of Rajasthan on Monday. He was administered the oath by chief justice of Rajasthan high court S Ravindra Bhat.
Kalraj Mishra was among the five governors by the BJP government recently. Mishra’s family members, politicians, senior police officers and bureaucrats were among those present on the occasion.
Kalraj Mishra took the oath in Hindi. He was accorded the guard of honour. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, assembly speaker CP Joshi, chief secretary DB Gupta, many cabinet ministers of the Ashok Gehlot government, senior BJP and Congress leaders, bureaucrats attended the oath ceremony organized at Raj Bhawan on Monday. Senior bureaucrats from Uttar Pradesh, the home state of the new governor – were also present on this occasion.
Chief secretary Gupta read out the warrant of appointment issued by the President.
Before the oath taking ceremony, Kalraj Mishra visited Moti Dungari temple along with his wife Satyavati Mishra and offered his prayers.
Kalraj Mishra reached Jaipur on Sunday. He was received by chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
Kalraj Mishra who has been MP from Deoria Constituency of Uttar Pradesh was the union minister for micro, small and medium enterprises in the previous Narendra Modi government. He was then appointed the governor of Himachal Pradesh.
Kalraj Mishra was born in 1941 in Malikpur village of Gazipur area in Uttar Pradesh. His father was a government teacher. He completed his post graduation from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. He has held importation positions in RSS.