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Manoj Sinha appointed as new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as the following Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will substitute Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned on Wednesday.

In a launch confirming the identical, the President home stated, “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.”

President Kovind accepted Murmu’s resignation on Thursday. There is buzz that he’s going to be the following Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

The transfer to nominate Sinha as the following Lieutenant Governor is geared toward reaching out to the folks of the union territory with a comfortable political contact, one thing that Murmu, a former bureaucrat, couldn’t obtain throughout his nine-month tenure.

After Satyapal Malik, who was governor of erstwhile J&Okay state, Sinha is the new political contact to the Valley – each Malik and Sinha are grassroot politicians with the latter an alma mater of IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He misplaced the final Lok Sabha election to strongman and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Afzal Ansari.

Sinha has represented the parliamentary constituency of Ghazipur in jap Uttar Pradesh thrice within the Lok Sabha. He has additionally served as minister of communications and minister of state for Railways.

After the gorgeous victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, Sinha’s identify was among the many contenders for the put up of chief minister. He finally misplaced the put up to Yogi Adityanath, a five-time MP from Gorakhpur.

He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the primary time in 1999. During his pupil days, Sinha was the scholars’ union president within the Banaras Hindu University.

As minister of state for Railways, Sinha dealt with key assignments together with the duty to attach a number of cities in jap Uttar Pradesh.

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