Bihar Governor Malik moves to J&K

He continued in office after the State was placed under Governor’s rule on June 20 and Centre needed an experienced administrator given the ongoing Amarnath Yatra that concludes on August 28.Mr. Malik started out as a student leader in Meerut. In 1974 he joined Charan Singh’s Lok Dal and was elected an MLA to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. He was later elected twice to Rajya Sabha — in 1980 as a Lok Dal candidate and in 1986 from the Congress. However, he was disqualified from Rajya Sabha as he started attending meetings of the rebel Congress leader V.P. Singh’s Jan Morcha.
In 1990 he became the Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism in Mr. Singh’s cabinet. In 2004, he joined the BJP and contested the general election against his one-time mentor Charan Singh’s son Ajit Singh from Baghpat. He lost the elections.A Rashtrapati Bhavan release said senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon was appointed as Governor of Bihar replacing Mr. Malik, and Satyadev Narayan Arya will be the new Governor of Haryana
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