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Governor-designate of Punjab calls on Rajnath Singh

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rajnath_singhNew Delhi:- Governor-designate of Punjab V P Singh Badnore today called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him about his upcoming assignment.

Badnore, who will also be the administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh, discussed about various aspects of his new role, official sources said.

68-year-old Badnore, who hails from Rajasthan, was appointed as the Governor of Punjab on Wednesday.

He was also given responsibility of administrator of Chandigarh yesterday after NDA ally Akali Dal and Opposition parties in poll-bound Punjab protested Centre’s move to appoint retired IAS officer K J Alphons as administrator of the UT.

Had the central government appointed a separate administrator for Chandigarh, it would have reversed the 32- year-old system of Punjab governor being the Chandigarh administrator.

PTI

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