Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya Governor

New Delhi, Aug 18

Satya Pal Malik was on Tuesday transferred as Governor of the northeastern state of Meghalaya, changing Tathagata Roy who accomplished his five-year tenure on the gubernatorial put up.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique stated Malik has been shifted to Meghalaya, and Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been requested to discharge the features of Goa governor along with his personal duties.

There was, nonetheless, no point out of Roy, who accomplished his five-year tenure by serving as governor of Tripura for 3 years and the remaining in Meghalaya. There is not any fastened tenure for governors, however conventionally it’s thought of for a interval of 5 years. There have been examples previously the place governors have served for an extended interval like that of E S L Narasimhan, who served repeatedly for 12 years in Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh (undivided) and later in Telangana.

Roy, who would flip 75 subsequent month, had stoked an issue final yr when he supported a tweet by a retired military official calling for banning of Kashmiri items within the aftermath of an assault on the CRPF convoy that killed 40 safety personnel.

As the information of the brand new appointment reached Shillong, Roy tweeted, “Upon receipt of news from Rashtrapati Bhavan I spoke to Shri Satyapal Malikji, the new Governor-Designate and welcomed him to Shillong. It may take him a little time to come here.”          “I was supposed to have been relieved on 20th May. Now the end of the road is in sight!” he stated.

Roy was appointed governor of Meghalaya in August 2018 and continued until date, barring absence between December 2019 to January 2020 when he was on depart.  Malik (73) was the final governor of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir earlier than it was divided into two union territories — Ladakh and JK– on October 31 final yr. The announcement on this regard was made on August 5 final yr when the Centre abrogated the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir.  PTI

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