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BJP veteran Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana governor

chandigarh Updated: Jul 25, 2014 23:35 IST

Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki was on Friday appointed the governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia, who completes his tenure tomorrow.


A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has appointed Solanki as Governor of Haryana with immediate effect. Pahadia completes his tenure on Friday, it added.

75-year-old Solanki, a former professor, hails from Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh and was renominated to Rajya Sabha in August, 2012. Haryana goes to assembly polls later this year.