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BJP veteran Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana governor

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.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 25, 2014 23:35 IST
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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.

First Published: Jul 25, 2014 23:20 IST