BJP veteran Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana Governor

Jul 26 2014, 00:08 IST
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SummaryVeteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki was tonight appointed the Governor of Haryana in place

Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki was tonight 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 tomorrow, 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.

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