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.