Gulab Chand Kataria exits Rajasthan politics, appointed Governor of Assam as BJP gets ready for state polls


Gulab Chand Kataria exits Rajasthan politics, appointed Governor of Assam as BJP gets ready for state polls

The President of India appointed 13 Governors across India on 12 February 
 
Gulab Chand Kataria Governor of Assam, Strategic move by BJP before Rajasthan state Polls in 2023
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Gulab Chand Kataria was the leader of the opposition (BJP) in the Rajasthan Assembly and has been a prominent face in state politics all through his career

The President of India, Draupadi Murmu appointed new Governors across 12 States and 1 Union Territory of the Indian Union on 12 February. The President accepted the resignations of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Radha Krishnan Mathur who were Governors of Maharashtra and Lt. Governor of Ladakh respectively.

Among the 12 appointments was that of Gulab Chand Kataria, who is the leader of the opposition (BJP) in the Rajasthan State Legislative Assembly. Kataria has been appointed the Governor of Assam with immediate effect. Rajasthan, along with Meghalaya and Nagaland goes to polls this year.

Governors to the following States and UT of the Indian Union have been appointed per the order from the President's office on 12 February 2023:

State/UT Governor (appt on 12 February) Previous Post/Political Party
Arunachal Pradesh Lt. General (Retd) Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik Retired Army Officer
Sikkim Lakshman Prasad Acharya BJP Leader
Himachal Pradesh Shiv Pratap Shukla BJP Leader
Assam Gulab Chand Kataria BJP (Leader of Oppn in Rajasthan)
Andhra Pradesh Justice (Retd) S Abdul Nazeer Ex Judge in Supreme Court
Chhattisgarh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Manipur Sushri Anusuiya Uikye Governor of Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand CP Radhakrishnan BJP Leader
Nagaland La Ganesan Governor of Manipur
Meghalaya Phagu Chauhan Governor of Bihar
Bihar Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar Governor of Himachal Pradesh
Maharashtra Ramesh Bais Governor of Jharkhand
Ladakh Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

As per the communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan, the appointments will take effect from the day the new Governors assume charge of their respective offices.

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