The Markazi government has transferred the Governor of Goa, Satyapal Malik. Satyapal Malik has now been appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given the charge of Goa. Koshyari will also see the functioning of Maharashtra as well as Goa.
According to the statement issued from the President from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, while Goa Governor Satyapal Malik has been made the Governor of Meghalaya, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has been given additional charge of Goa. The President Ramnath Kovind has approved this decision of Modi Cabinet. This decision will come into effect from the day the governor takes over his position.
This is to inform you that Satyapal Malik has also taken charge of Bihar from where he was made the governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 and it was during this time that 370 and 35A were removed from Jammu and Kashmir.
Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Goa transferred & appointed as Governor of Meghalaya, and Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra to discharge the functions of the Governor of Goa in addition to his own duties. pic.twitter.com/bsfaeQYgTe
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2020
Satyapal Malik was sworn in as the Governor of Goa on November 4 last year, which was considered a more comfortable posting than a stern tenure as the last Governor of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As the governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Malik saw the transition period, including the repeal of Article 370 and the division into two union territories of the state.
Satyapal Malik came to politics in 1965, inspired by the socialist ideology of the late freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 1980 on behalf of the Lok Dal. In 1986, he was also elected to the Rajya Sabha by the Congress Party. Malik later joined the BJP and in 2005 he was elected to the Lok Sabha.