Kalraj Mishra sworn in as the new governor of Himachal Pradesh in a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here on July 22. He replaced Acharya Devvrat, who has been shifted to Gujarat. Mishra, 78, had resigned from the Narendra Modi-led government as Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in 2017 after he crossed the age of 75, the BJP’s unofficial age limit for holding an elected post.
The Uttar Pradesh leader did not contest the Lok Sabha elections this year. Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice V Ramasubramanian administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mishra. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and new Governor’s wife Satyawati Mishra were also present on the occasion.
Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, HP Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Rajiv Bindal, former chief ministers Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal were also present. The new governor was given an impressive guard of honour. Chief Secretary B K Agarwal read out the warrant of appointment. Secretary to the Governor Rakesh Kanwar obtained the signature of Mishra on the charge certificate.
About Kalraj Mishra:
Kalraj Mishra is an Indian politician andHe is also the former Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
About political carrier of Kalraj Mishra :
He joined politics and held many party positions at state and national level.He was a Cabinet Minister Government of uttar pradesh ,holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism during March 1997 – August 2000 period.First time ever Mishra contested Vidhan Sabha election in 2012 as a BJP candidate from Lucknow east assembly constituency and won the seat for BJP.
Kalraj initiated many developmental projects.In 2014 Mishra became MP from Deoria constituency & later appointed as Cabinet Minister in them Modi government .Kalraj was the Minister of micro and Small and Medium Enterprises from 26 May 2014 to 2 September 2017.
Acharya Dev Vrat is an Indian politician serving as the Governor of Gujarat since July 2019. Before Being the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, he is also the Chancellor of state universities of Himachal Pradesh.