BJP leader Kalraj Mishra appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat

Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was Monday appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Devvrat, who has been appointed as the Governor of Gujarat.

Press Trust of India July 15, 2019 16:32:51 IST
BJP leader Kalraj Mishra appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat
  • Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was Monday appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh replacing Acharya Devvrat

  • Acharya Devvrat will replace Governor of Gujarat OP Kohli, who retires on Monday

  • A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said the appointments of Mishra and Devvrat will come into effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was Monday appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Devvrat, who has been transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujarat.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said the appointments of Mishra and Devvrat will come into effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

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 last Lok Sabha election.

Devvrat, 60, was appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh in 2015. He will replace Governor of Gujarat OP Kohli, who retires on Monday.

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