Former MP and BJP’s national vice-president, Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as the Governor of Bihar on Saturday. The post had fallen vacant after Ram Nath Kovind was nominated as the BJP’s presidential candidate in June. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had then been given the additional charge of Bihar. “I understand the responsibility given to me and will fulfil it whole-heartedly,” Malik told ANI today.
Malik, 71, has served as the Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism and has held many important positions in Central and state governments. He was also a Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and a Lok Sabha MP from 1989 to 1990. Malik was also a Member of Uttar Pradesh Assembly from 1974 to 1977. In his political career, he has also been the Chairman and member of many Parliamentary Committees. Also Read: President Kovind appoints new Governors, Banwarilal Purohit made TN Governor
He completed his B.Sc and LLB from Meerut University and holds a Diploma in Parliamentary Affairs from Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies run by Parliament of India.