Manoj Sinha to be new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Rashtrapati Bhavan | India News – Times of India

Former Union minister Manoj Sinha has been named the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday.
Sinha’s appointment comes as G C Murmu abruptly resigned as J&K Lt governor on Wednesday.
Murmu’s resignation came on the day the Union territory marked the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
The 60-year-old former IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre had on October 29 last year taken over as the first LG of the Union territory after the state of Jammu and Kashmir was downgraded and sliced into two UTs, the other one being Ladakh.

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