Thawar Chand Gehlot named new Governor of Karnataka
New Delhi: Thaawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the new Governor of BJP ruled Karnataka on Tuesday. He is currently serving as the Cabinet Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government.
Thawarchand Gehlot, Karnataka Governor Designate said, "President Kovind and PM Modi have shown faith in me and have appointed me as Karnataka Governor. I'll live up to their expectation and do my job faithfully. I'll try to resolve the issues within constitutional limits and with discussions."
Gehlot is presently the Leader of the House in the upper house of Parliament. He is a member of the Parliamentary Board and the Central Election Committee of the BJP.
He is a member of the Rajya Sabha representing the state of Madhya Pradesh. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Dr BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences.
He formerly represented Sahajapur in the lower house of Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha, from 1996 to 2009.
The President of India appointed Governors to eight states as per the press communique by the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.
The President of India is pleased to make the following appointments/Changes:-
I. Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Mizoram is transferred and appointed as Governor of Goa.
II. Shri Satyadev Narayan Arya, Governor of Haryana is transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura.
III. Shri Ramesh Bais, Governor of Tripura is transferred and appointed as Governor of Jharkhand.
IV. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot as Governor of Karnataka.
V. Shri Bandaru Dattatraya, Governor of Himachal Pradesh is transferred and appointed as Governor of Haryana.
VI. Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati as Governor of Mizoram.
VII. Shri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel as Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
VIII. Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar as Governor of Himachal Pradesh.