TN governor given additional charge of Punjab, Chandigarh administrator

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Pune/New Delhi, Aug 27 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit to discharge the functions of the Governor of Punjab, in addition to his own duties.

Purohit will also be handling the responsibilities to be the Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh, in addition to his duties as Governor of Punjab.

The appointment came after VP Singh Badnore completed his five-year tenure on the post.

There have been speculation the Centre could divest the next Punjab governor of the charge of UT administrator and appoint an exclusive administrator for Chandigarh, a move which has been opposed by political parties.


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