New Delhi: Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore was on Thursday appointed the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
"President Pranab Mukherjee has been pleased to appoint V.P. Singh Badnore to be the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, in addition to his duties as Governor of Punjab," said a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique.
Badnore, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Rajasthan, was appointed the Punjab Governor on Wednesday.
The poll-bound state got a regular Governor after a gap of around 18 months.
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki was sworn in as Governor of Punjab in January 2015.