Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat sent to Gujarat
Kalraj Mishra will take over charge as HP's new Governor while Acharya Devvrat transferred and appointed as Gujarat's new Governor.
Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh on July 15, 2019. He replaced Acharya Devvrat who has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Gujarat. A press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said that appointments of Mr. Mishra and Mr. Devvrat will come into effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.
Kalraj Mishra 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. He had not contested last Lok Sabha elections.
Acharya Devvrat (60) was appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh in year 2015, he will replace retiring office holder OP Kohli. OP Kohli was appointed Governor of Gujarat, replaced Margaret Alva, on July 16, 2014. He has completed his five-year term on July 15, 2019.
About Kalraj Mishra
In 2014 Kalraj Mishra became MP from Deoria constituency and later appointed as Cabinet Minister in the Modi government. Kalraj Mishra is former MP (independent charge) of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Being affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh from 2014 to 2019.
About Acharya Devvrat
Acharya Dev Vrat served previously as the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra. He has served as a mentor, guardian, principal and warden of Gurukul kurukshetra since 1980s. During his tenure as Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Dev Vrat has initiated steps for directly taking up social issues including drug abuse and intolerance.