PANAJI: Satya Pal Malik, who was sworn in as the governor of Goa on Sunday, said that he has come to a peaceful state from “a problematic place” and hopes to spend time in a relaxed manner.
“Mera waqt yahan bahut araam aur bahut acche se guzrega. Log bhi yahan acche hain”(my time here will be spent in a relaxed manner and in a good way. People here are good too,” he said.
Malik, who was the governor of J&K before it became a Union territory, has replaced Mridula Sinha.
“Now I have come to a place (Goa) which is peaceful, a good place and which has been progressing,” he said after the swearing-in. Bombay high court chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog administered the oath of office to Malik at Raj Bhavan. He also said he has “successfully dealt with and handled all issues” in Jammu & Kashmir.
“The leadership here is non-controversial. I have come to Goa, where everyone is doing good work,” he said. Malik also said chief minister Pramod Sawant is doing a lot of good work, and that Goa has “a name” across the world.
Sawant said Malik has already taken a review of the state, and that he (Sawant) updated him about the state’s development. “He has knowledge of major and minor problems of the state. He has collected all information with regards to the state,” he said.
In 2017, Malik was appointed governor of Bihar, with additional charge of Odisha. In August 2018, he took oath as governor of Jammu & Kashmir.

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