Panjim: Goa Forward Party (GFP) President Vijay Sardesai on Tuesday said that Governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred as he had taken strong stand on various issues concerning the state.
In a tweet, he said, ”Goa Governor Satyapal Malik spoke the truth on Goa’s #Covid situation & had taken strong stand on #Mhadei, #austerity ( no need to have new Raj Bhavan during pandemic ) & had called out Goa Chief Minister for being uncultured. His transfer was thus expected as truth is despised here under the present dispensation , but how can anyone justify a Governor of a state with max no of covid cases & deaths being given additional responsibility of another state with highest cases per million and an Govt with its administration paralysed by ignorance and misplaced priorities? He Ram !”
Malik was on Tuesday transferred as Governor of Meghalaya while Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was given additional charge of the Governor of Goa. He was appointed as Governor of Goa in Octobr 2019.