Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 7
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha (61) was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir right now. Soon after taking the oath, he stated his goal could be to usher in peace, finish militancy, keep related with folks and guarantee growth.
He was administered the oath by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a easy perform on the Raj Bhawan right here. Sinha, the primary politician to take cost of J&Ok, succeeded former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night.
The Lt Governor stated the UT was India’s crown and the abrogation of particular standing on August 5 final 12 months was an necessary day in its historical past.
“August 5 is an important day in the history of J&K. After years of isolation, Jammu and Kashmir joined the national mainstream,” he instructed mediapersons after the oath ceremony.
Sinha stated there was a must instil confidence among the many frequent folks of J&Ok in democracy.
“We will get in touch with people directly in coming days. Their genuine grievance will be heard and addressed,” he stated, including “we will accelerate development”.