Mr.VP Singh Badnore took oath as the new Punjab Governor and also as Administrator of Chandigarh.
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Badnore at Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.
Badnore, who belongs to Bhilwara in Rajasthan, was a four-time BJP legislator in the Rajasthan Assembly.
He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from 1999-2004 and from 2004-09. In July 2010, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.