Shillong, Oct 02: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik will not get an extension when his tenure ends on October 3 with that Arunachal Pradesh Governor B D Mishra has been in an additional charge of Meghalaya. Satya Pal Malik, whose remarks against the now-repealed farm laws made the headlines during the farmers’ protest, completed his term on October 3.
Malik, 76, has served as governor of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, and Goa earlier than being moved to Meghalaya in August 2020.
The Rashtrapati Bhawan stated in a communique on Saturday, “The tenure of Shri Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Meghalaya goes to be finished on 03.10.2022.”
“The President of India has been thrilled to employ Brig. (Dr.) B.D.Mishra (Retd.), Governor of Arunachal Pradesh to discharge the features of the Governor of Meghalaya, further to his personal obligations from the date he assumes fee of the workplace of the Governor of Meghalaya till everyday preparations are made,” the communique stated.
Malik was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir when Article 370 was withdrawn and the state was divided into two union territories. He, thus, has become the ultimate governor of the erstwhile kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir. He changed into the appointed governor of Bihar in 2017 earlier than being moved to Jammu and Kashmir in 2018.
After the state was divided into two UTs, Malik was shifted to Goa and finally to Meghalaya. He courted controversies with his statements on farmers’ agitation and was publicly critical of the government.
Also, in one of the statements, he had claimed that during his tenure as JK governor, two files had come to him and he was offered a huge bribe by a prominent business house of the country and a representative of a political party.
The CBI had registered two cases on this connection. Hailing from Bhagpat of Uttar Pradesh, Malik changed into additionally a Rajya Sabha member from 1980-89.
The latest media record quoted him as announcing he might now no longer be becoming a member of any political celebration after his retirement however keep to paintings for the purpose of farmers.