Odisha Governor SC Jamir delivered his last address to the state Assembly on Tuesday as he demits office on completion of his term. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik has been given the additional charge of Odisha until regular arrangements are made.
The Congress members staged a walkout during Dr Jamir’s address to the assembly. They were protesting against the “rosy picture” being portrayed of the agriculture sector in the state at a time when farmers were committing suicides.
Jamir, 86, completed his tenure as Odisha governor on Tuesday, a spokesperson said.
The five-time Nagaland chief minister had taken over as Odisha governor in March 2013 after serving as governor of Goa and Maharashtra. He had also been given additional charge of Gujarat in 2009.
Malik, 72, who now has the additional responsibility of Odisha, has served as Union minister of state for parliamentary affairs and tourism and other important positions in Central and state governments.
He was a Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and a Lok Sabha MP from 1989 to 1990. Malik was also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly from 1974 to 1977.
(With PTI inputs)