Former Minister Manoj Sinha Appointed As New Lieutenant Governor Of Jammu And Kashmir

New Delhi: After President Ram Nath Kovind accepted GC Murmu resignation from the post of first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir now Manoj Sinha will take over the post.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu on Wednesday put in his papers in the Wednesday evening and is likely to be appointed as the next Comptroller and Auditor General of India, sources said. Indications are that he is likely to succeed Rajiv Mehrishi as the next CAG, when the latter retires at the end of August. Mehrishi may be sent to Jammu and Kashmir as Murmu’s replacement.

However, there was no official word on this. Murmu’s resignation curiously came on the first anniversary of the Government revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Who is Manoj Sinha ?

Manoj Sinha born 1 July 1959 was a Minister of Communications (independent charge) and Minister of State (MoS), Railways in the Government of India. Sinha is a three-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha, representing Ghazipur in the Lower House. Sinha has been a member of the BJP national council from 1989 to 1996. In July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle, he was also made Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Communications Ministry.

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