Satya Pal Malik sworn-in as new Governor of Jammu & Kashmir
SRINAGAR, AUG 23: Satya Pal Malik, has been sworn in as the 13 Governor of Jammu and Kashmir succeeding Narinder Nath Vohra. He had arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday.
The oath of office was administered to Malik on Thursday by Chief Justice of Jammu Kashmir High Court Geeta Mittal at Raj Bhawan here.
He was received at the Srinagar international airport by the three advisers to the state governor – Vijay Kumar, BB Vyas and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.
Earlier on Tuesday, Malik was appointed as the new Governor of J&K by President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
Malik was the Governor of Bihar till the President of India issued his transfer orders to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, replacing NN Vohra, who has completed 10 years as the governor of the state serving two full terms of five years each.
Malik’s transfer to the politically-volatile border state comes amidst a state of flux in politics after the withdrawal of support by the BJP to the government headed by Mehbooba Mufti a few months ago even as the Assembly has been kept in suspended animation, keeping options open for the formation of a new government.