It is absolutely erroneous and mischievous for the BJP to now accuse our former Governor Satya Pal Malik of waking up so late about corruption by the Pramod Sawant government.
Infact as Governor Satya Pal Malik had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah giving them details of the omissions and commissions by this BJP Government here. But instead of acting against the accused, the Governor was unceremoniously overnight shunted out of Goa.
During my meetings with Governor Malik, I could sense how very disturbed he was at the way Goa was being mismanaged and looted.
Governor Malik was so modest, practical and someone who believed in delivering good governance to the poorest of the poor. A gregarious personality with a robust heart. He was indeed a good listener with a very clear mind and believed in achieving results. The very knowledgeable and well experienced Governor Malik was a person with a mind of his own who would never sign at the dotted line. A rubber stamp Governor he definitely was not.
In the last over two decades. Goa has seen some very outstanding Governors by way of Lt Gen. J.F.R. Jacob, Dr. S.S.Sidhu, Mr. B.V. Wanchoo and more recently the formidable Mr. Satya Pal Malik, while we have also witnessed and had to put up with some from the other end of the spectrum on whom less said the better.