Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to hold additional charge of Odisha
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday directed Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to hold the additional charge of Governor of Odisha as the statutorily five-year tenure of Odisha Governor Dr SC Jamir is going to end today.
#PresidentKovind directs Shri Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Bihar, to discharge functions of Governor of Odisha, in addition to his own duties, following the completion of the tenure of Shri S.C. Jamir
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 20, 2018
Hailing from Baghpat district in western Uttar Pradesh, Malik is a law graduate and he began his political career in the 1970s as a member of the UP state legislative Assembly. He got elected from Aligarh Lok Sabha constituency on a Janata Dal ticket in 1989. He also served as a member of the Rajya Sabha for two terms.
Jamir, five times Chief Minister of Nagaland, had served as the Governor of Maharashtra, Governor of Gujarat and Governor of Goa.
Incidentally, Jamir delivered the customary Budget Speech at the Odisha State Assembly on his last day of the office today.