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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Wednesday sworn in as the Governor of Odisha. Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court Vineet Saran administered the oath of office to Malik at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here.

Earlier, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat welcomed Malik who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar this afternoon. Malik was later given a Guard of Honour at the Raj Bhawan.

After the tenure of SC Jamir ended on Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind directed Malik to discharge functions of Governor of Odisha, in addition to his own duties.

Official sources said Malik will remain in-charge of Odisha until regular arrangements are made for the office of Odisha Governor.

Malik (72), a former MP and BJP's national vice president, has also been elected to the Rajya Sabha for two terms. He has also served as the MoS for Parliamentary Affairs, and Tourism.

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