Nitish Kumar welcomes appointment of Satyapal Malik as new Bihar governor

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday welcomed the appointment of Satyapal Malik as the new governor of Bihar.

PTI September 30, 2017 14:57:28 IST
Nitish Kumar welcomes appointment of Satyapal Malik as new Bihar governor

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday welcomed the appointment of Satyapal Malik as the new governor of Bihar.

Nitish Kumar welcomes appointment of Satyapal Malik as new Bihar governor

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

Kumar extended greetings to Malik and also expressed happiness over the appointment of senior Bihar BJP leader Ganga Prasad as the new governor of Meghalaya, an official statement said in Patna.

Since the elevation of former Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind as President, West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi was holding additional charge of Bihar.

Malik is a former MP and was BJP's national vice-president.

Kumar had dumped Grand Alliance with RJD and Congress in July and formed a new coalition government of JD(U) and BJP in Bihar on 27 July.

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