The Governor said, “It is an honour to take oath of office of the Governor of a beautiful State like Assam at a place named after the greatest Vaishnavite Saint Srimanta Sankardev who is greatly responsible for the socio-cultural and spiritual opulence of Assam. I have sworn to serve the ideals of the Indian Constitution and dedicate my life to serving and promoting the interests of the people of Assam. I will certainly carry out my responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution with utmost honesty and sincerity. I hope the people of the State will render their maximum support to the office of the Governor to aid the all-around growth of the State. I convey my heartfelt gratitude to the Hon’ble President Smt. Droupadi Murmu ji and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for choosing me for this cardinal position to serve the people of Assam.”
Kataria hails from Udaipur, Rajasthan. He served as the home minister of Rajasthan from 31st May 2004 to 8th December 2008 and again from 2015 to 2018 from 31st May 2004 to 8th December 2008. He was also the leader of opposition in the Rajasthan Legislative assembly from 24th August 2002 to December 2003, again from 21st February 2013 to 10th December 2013, and from 17th January 2019 to 2023 till his appointment as the Governor.
Kataria also served as the Education Minister of the State from 1993 to 1998. He also served as Public Works Department Minister from 8th December 2003 to 30th May 2004. Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Disaster Management and Relief Department Minister from 2013 to 2015.