Satya Pal Malik takes oath as governor of Goa

PANAJI: He was sworn in Sunday as governor of Goa.

The President of the Supreme Court of the High Court of Mumbai, Pradeep Nandrajog, administered the oath of office to Malik in Raj Bhavan.

Malik had previously served as governor of, which has been forked in two union territories.

Malik, 73, replaced Mridula Sinha, who served as governor of Goa since August 2014.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was one of the prominent dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

I come from Kashmir, which is known to be a very problematic place. I have tried there successfully and handled all the problems. J&K is a peaceful and good place now that it is on the path of progress. Leadership there is not controversial. They are doing their job very well, so I feel that I would spend time here peacefully.

The people here are good. The CM speaks less but Goa has a name all over the world, Malik said on the occasion.

Jammu and Kashmir ceased to be a state since October 31 after the Center withdrew its special status under August 5 and forked it in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territories and.

On Thursday, Radha Krishna Mathur and G C Murmu took an oath as the first lieutenant governors of the territories of the Union of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, respectively.