Hours after GC Murmu's resignation, Manoj Sinha appointed as next LG of J-K
The Centre has decided to appoint former Union Minister and BJP leader Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of the union territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. Sinha's appointment comes just hours after Girish Chandra Murmu resigned from his post in Jammu and Kashmir.
"The President has accepted the resignation of Shri Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The President has been pleased to appoint Shri Manoj Sinha to be the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office vice Shri Girish Chandra Murmu," the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
The 61-year-old Sinha was born on July 1, 1959 in Mohanpura of Ghazipur district of eastern UP and has been actively involved in working for the backward villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh. He was also a former Minister of State for Railways and later held an independent charge of Ministry of Communication.