Satya Pal Malik takes charge as Meghalaya governor

Satya Pal Malik, who was transferred from Goa and appointed as governor of Meghalaya by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 18, took charge at the Raj Bhavan, Shillong on August 19 night.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by chief justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice Biswanath Somadder.

Malik replaced Tathagata Roy who completed his five-year gubernatorial tenure in May this year, but had continued to be in office on extension.

This is Malik’s third transfer in the past one year.

“I have just arrived and it will take time to understand the whole situation and my endevaour would be to co-operate with the state government and take the state forward on development journey,” the newly sworn-in Meghalaya governor said.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, cabinet ministers James Sangma, Kyrmen Shylla, Alexander Laloo Hek and Lahkmen Rymbui, Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, Justice Wanulra Diengdoh, Director General of Police R Chandranathan.

However, the opposition Congress members were conspicuous by their absence.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma welcomed the new governor to the state on behalf of the government and the people.

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