Who is Thaawarchand Gehlot, the 19th Governor of Karnataka?

Former Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot took oath because the 19th Governor of Karnataka on Sunday. In a ceremony held on the Karnataka Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, Chief Justice Abhay Shreenivas Oka of the Karnataka Excessive Courtroom administered the oath to the successor of Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala (83) who had been in workplace since September 1, 2014.

The straightforward ceremony held on the Glass Home within the premises of Raj Bhavan was additionally attended by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Chief of Opposition Siddaramaiah, Speaker of Legislative Meeting Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri and Chairman of Legislative Council Basavaraj Horatti.

Who’s Thawarchand Gehlot?

Hailing from Rupeta village in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, Gehlot was once part of Bharatiya Jana Sangh since his teenage days from 1962 until 1977 when the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ceased to exist.

A graduate from Vikram College in Ujjain, he then went on to turn into the vice chairman and basic secretary of Janta Celebration from his dwelling district and later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party to carry a number of key positions within the occasion all through his political profession unfold throughout over 5 many years now.

The 73-year-old first turned an MLA in 1980. After serving for 3 phrases (1980-84, 1990-92, and 1993-96) within the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Meeting, Gehlot was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 to finish 4 consecutive phrases as an MP until 2009. Gehlot was picked to signify Madhya Pradesh IN Rajya Sabha three years after he misplaced to Sajjan Singh Verma in the course of the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

One among the many most recognisable faces for scheduled castes within the Modi-led cupboard, he was appointed because the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2014 itself when the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) took over.

Gehlot was picked to the Higher Home for the second time in 2018 together with his time period within the Rajya Sabha prolonged until 2024. He has additionally been the Chief of the Home in Rajya Sabha since 2019.

Nonetheless, following his appointment because the Karnataka Governor final week, he resigned from three key positions –– within the cupboard, the Rajya Sabha, and the BJP parliamentary board.

Earlier, Gehlot had served as BJP’s Karnataka state-in-charge between 2006 and 2014 when he was occasion’s basic secretary.

His posting because the Governor of Karnataka comes at a time when political turbulence is extremely speculated linked to the survival of the state authorities as talks of leadership change proceed, with opposition events Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) watching all developments carefully within the run-up to the Meeting elections scheduled to be held in 2023.

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