September 21, 2018

Odisha gov retires, Bihar gov gets additional charge

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was today given additional responsibility of Odisha after S C Jamir completed his five-year tenure, an official spokesperson said.

A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said the Bihar governor will have additional responsibility of Odisha until regular arrangements are made.

Jamir, 86, completed his tenure as Odisha governor today, the spokesperson said.

The five-time Nagaland chief minister had taken over as Odisha governor in March 2013 after serving as governor of Goa and Maharashtra. He had also been given additional charge of Gujarat in 2009.

Malik, 72, who now has additional responsibility of Odisha, has served as Union minister of state for parliamentary affairs and tourism and other important positions in Central and state governments.

He was a Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and a Lok Sabha MP from 1989 to 1990. Malik was also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly from 1974 to 1977.

Courtesy: PTI

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