President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar on Saturday. After Ram Nath Kovind was nominated for presidential candidate of the BJP, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had the additional charge of Bihar Governor.
Satya Pal Malik originally belongs to Aligarh and had started his career with Janata Dal post JP movement. He had contested an assembly election from Aligarh with a heavy margin when fought on Janata Dal ticket post JP movement and remained an MLA from 1974 to 1977. Later on, he joined Samajwadi Party and contested on its ticket from the same constituency but lost badly and ranked fourth. He was a Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and a Lok Sabha MP from 1989 to 1990. He was also the Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism from 21 April 1990 to 10 November 1990 in VP Singh cabinet.
He has done B.Sc and LLB from Meerut University and holds a Diploma in Parliamentary Affairs from Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies run by Parliament of India.