Panaji, Nov 4: Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said that he had successfully handled all the issues in his previous stint as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and was looking forward to a relaxed stint in the state.
Speaking to reporters after he was sworn-in as Governor by Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Pradeep Nandrajog in a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan near the city, he said,"I have come from Kashmir which is known to be a very problematic place. I have dealt there successfully and successfully handled all the issues there. Now it is a peaceful and good place which has been progressing. And the leadership there is non- controversial. They are doing work very well."
During tenure of Mr Malik as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370, which accorded special status to the erstwhile state, was abrogated, and the state was bifurcated into two union territories namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the Governor inquired about the state and tried to understand its issues when he had called on him on Saturday.
''I welcome him and expect his cooperation,'' the Chief Minister added. (UNI)