Dehradun: Congress MLA from Shrinagar in Uttarakhand Assembly Ganesh Godiyal has been appointed the new chief of Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee.
Godiyal has been appointed to the post for a tenure of three years, official sources said here on Friday.
The Congress MLA, who takes over from BJP`s Ansuya Prasad as the president of the committee also holds the charge of the state Assembly`s Parliamentary Secretary.
Godiyal`s appointment to the post comes after a controversy erupted over allocation of the committee president`s additional charge to its chief executive officer B D Singh following conclusion of Prasad`s tenure.
Terming it a violation of the Temple Committee Act, opposition BJP had threatened to take the matter to Governor Aziz Qureshi if the Act was not followed in its letter and spirit.