Gulab Chand Kataria
31st Governor of Assam
Assumed office
22 February 2023
Chief MinisterHimanta Biswa Sarma
Preceded byJagdish Mukhi
Leader of the Opposition, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
17 January 2019 – 16 February 2023
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Preceded byRameshwar Lal Dudi
Succeeded byRajendra Singh Rathore
In office
21 February 2013 – 9 December 2013
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Preceded byVasundhara Raje
Succeeded byRameshwar Lal Dudi
In office
25 August 2002 – 4 December 2003
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Preceded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat
Succeeded byBulaki Das Kalla
Cabinet Minister,
Government of Rajasthan
In office
20 December 2013 – 11 December 2018
Ministry
Term
Minister of Home Affairs28 October 2014 - 11 December 2018
Minister of Rural Development20 December 2013 - 28 October 2014
In office
8 December 2003 – 13 December 2008
Ministry
Term
Minister of Home Affairs31 May 2004 - 13 December 2008
Minister of Public Works Department8 December 2003 - 30 May 2004
In office
13 December 1993 – 30 November 1998
Ministry
Term
Minister of Primary & Secondary Education13 December 1993 - 30 November 1998
Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
2003 – 16 February 2023
Preceded byTrilok Poorbiya
ConstituencyUdaipur
In office
1993–2003
Preceded byChhagan Lal
Succeeded byPrakash Chaudhary
ConstituencyBari Sadri
In office
1977–1985
Preceded byBhanu Kumar Shastri
Succeeded byGirija Vyas
ConstituencyUdaipur
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1989–1991
Preceded byIndubala Sukhadia
Succeeded byGirija Vyas
ConstituencyUdaipur
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajasthan state unit
In office
27 May 1999 – 19 June 2000
Preceded byRaghuveer Singh Koshal
Succeeded byBhanwar Lal Sharma
Personal details
Born (1944-10-13) 13 October 1944 (age 79)
Rajsamand, Rajputana Agency, British India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseAnita Kataria
Children5
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Guwahati

Gulab Chand Kataria (born 13 October 1944) is an Indian politician who is serving as the 31st Governor of Assam since 22 February 2023.[1][2] He was a minister in the Government of Rajasthan from 2013 till 2018, 2003 to 2008 and from 1993 to 1998. He is a senior leader of BJP in Rajasthan and is also a member of central working committee of the party. He hails from Udaipur and has represented it in 9th Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament from Udaipur from 1989 to 1991. He was booked by the C.B.I. in the Sheikh fake encounter killing.[3] He was also the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 2019 till 2023, 2013 to 2013 and from 2002 to 2003.[4] He was the President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajasthan state unit from 1999 to 2000. He was also the member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Udaipur from 2003 to 2023 and from 1977 to 1986 and from Bari Sadri from 1993 to 2003.

Early life

Kataria was born in Rajsamand.[5] He is married to Anita Kataria and has 5 daughters.[6]

Political career

Kataria served as the Home Minister of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2008 and again from 2014 to 2018.[7] Kataria served as education minister in Bhairon Singh Shekhawat government between 1993 and 1998. He was MLA of Barisadri from 1993 to 2003.

Positions held

Departmental positions

SI No. Post Department Government or Legislature Tenure
1. Member Estimates Committee Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1980 - 1981
2. Member Estimates Committee (A) Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1981 - 1985
3. Member Committee on Papers laid on the Table Lok Sabha 1990
4. Member Committee on Agriculture Lok Sabha 1990
5. Minister Primary & Secondary Education and Bhasha Govt. of Rajasthan 1993 - 1998
6. Minister Sanskrit Shiksha, Lingual Minority, Language (Bhasha Vibhag), Devasthan Govt. of Rajasthan 1993 - 1998
7. Chairman Public Accounts Committee Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1999 - 2000
8. Member House Committee Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1999 - 2000
9. MLA Leader of the Opposition Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 2002 - 2003
10. Minister Home and Public Works Department Govt. of Rajasthan 2004
11. Minister Home Govt. of Rajasthan 2004 - 2008
12. Minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Govt. of Rajasthan 2013
13. Minister Home Govt. of Rajasthan 2013 - 2018
14. MLA Leader of the Opposition Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 2018- 16 February 2023 [8]
15. Governor Governor of Assam Assam February 2023- Incumbent

Memberships of Legislature

SI No. Legislature Post Tenure Party
1. 6th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 1977 - 1980 JP
2. 7th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 1980 - 1985 BJP
3. 9th Lok Sabha MP 1989 - 1991 BJP
4. 10th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 1993 - 1998 BJP
5. 11th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Badi Sadri MLA 1998 - 2003 BJP
6. 12th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 2003 - 2008 BJP
7. 13th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 2008 - 2013 BJP
8. 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 2013 - 2018 BJP
9. 15th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly MLA 2018-16 February 2023 [8] BJP

Party posts held

SI No. Post Tenure Organization Party
1. Vice President & General Secretary 1977 - 1980 Janta Yuva Morcha JP
2. Secretary 1980 - 1985 Rajasthan BJP BJP
3. General Secretary 1986 - 1993 Rajasthan BJP BJP
4. President 1999 - 2000 Rajasthan BJP BJP

References

  1. ^ "Gulab Chand Kataria sworn in as Assam governor". The Economic Times. 22 February 2023. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
  2. ^ "Gulab Chand Kataria sworn in as Assam governor". The Hindu. 22 February 2023. Archived from the original on 23 February 2023. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
  3. ^ "Sheikh fake encounter case: CBI books BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. PTI. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Leader of the Opposition Rajasthan Legislative Assembly". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Kataria shift nudges caste equation". Hindustan Times. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  6. ^ Khan, Mohammad Hamza (20 June 2016). "Not many are surprised over Rajasthan minister Kataria's 'sa** Manmohan' remark". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ Wadhawan, Dev Ankur (27 March 2017). "Rajasthan: Congress seeks home minister's resignation over comments in Bikaner gangrape case". India Today. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Resignation from the membership of the Legislative Assembly". Zoom News. 16 February 2023. Retrieved 16 February 2023.