BJP veteran Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana Governor

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Jul 26 2014, 05:38am hrs
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.