Manoj Sinha appointed Lt-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after Murmu resigns

Arun Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 6

In in a single day developments, the President of India has appointed former Minister of State Manoj Sinha Lt-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir instead of G C Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday.

An early morning Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué on Thursday stated: “The President has accepted the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.” It additionally introduced that “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 appointment has put to relaxation all hypothesis over the brand new incumbent of the workplace of Lt-Governor of the Union Territory of J&Ok.

Sinha has thrice been Lok Sabha MP from Ghazipur in japanese Uttar Pradesh. He was defeated by BSP’s Afzal Ansari in final 12 months’s Lok Sabha elections. Sinha has additionally been junior railways minister.

Also learn: Change is below method in J&Ok, Ladakh: External Affairs Minister

The developments began final night when J&Ok was within the midst of mulling over the primary anniversary of the August 5 selections of revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of J&Ok into two Union Territories of Ladakh and J&Ok.

Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, was appointed as the primary L-G of Jammu and Kashmir final October after the formation of the brand new Union Territory below the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. He is predicted to get an appointment on the Centre.

The two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh got here into existence on October 31 after the Narendra Modi authorities abrogated provisions of Article 370 that granted a particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two UTs.

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