Satya Pal Malik sworn in as Odisha Governor

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Bhubaneswar: Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik today sworn in as the Governor of Odisha at Raj Bhavan here.

He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Justice Vineet Saran. He has taken additional charge to serve as the Governor of Odisha.

Malik was received by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here and received a guard of honour in the premises of Raj Bhavan.

Mr Malik will hold the additional charge till regular arrangements are made for the office of the Governor of Odisha which fell vacant upon the completion today of the tenure of incumbent S C Jamir.

Malik, who hails from Baghpat district in western Uttar Pradesh was the member of the 9th Lok Sabha representing from Aligarh Constituency and was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh twice in 1980 and 1986 elections.

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