VP Singh Badnore to take oath as Punjab Governor today

He will also be the administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh

VP Singh Badnore to take oath as Punjab Governor today

Veteran BJP leader VP Singh Badnore will take oath as the new Punjab Governor in Chandigarh on Monday. He will also be administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Badnore at Punjab Raj Bhawan, an official spokesman said.

Badnore, 69, will take charge from Kaptan Singh Solanki, who also holds the charge of Haryana Governor.

Badnore was a four-time legislator in the Rajasthan Assembly. He was an MLA during 1977-80, 1985-90, 1993-98 and 1998-99. He was the state irrigation minister in his last term.

He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from 1999 to 2004 and from 2004 to 09. Badnore was elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 2010.

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