Govind Singh Gurjar new Puducherry LG

Govind Singh Gurjar, six-time MLA and former Minister of Rajasthan, was on Friday appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
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Updated on Jul 18, 2008 09:07 PM IST
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Govind Singh Gurjar, six-time MLA and former Minister of Rajasthan, was on Friday appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

Gurjar, a leading figure of the Gurjar community and a close confidant of late Rajesh Pilot, has represented the Nasirabad assembly constituency in Ajmer district in the Rajasthan Assembly.

The 76-year-old Congress leader resigned from the House on Thursday.

"I am looking forward for my new assignment in Puducherry. I will try to provide a clean and transparent administration," he told PTI over phone from Jaipur.

The post of Puducherry LG had fallen vacant following resignation of Mukut Mithi, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Arunachal Pradesh.

His appointment came weeks after a violent reservation agitation by Gurjars in Rajasthan.

He is the fifth person from Rajasthan to be appointed to the gubernatorial post. The others are Nawal Kishore Sharma (now Governor of Gujarat), Balram Jakhar (Madhya Pradesh), Shiv Charan Mathur (Assam), B L Joshi (Uttarakhand).

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