In this circumstances Former Union minister Manoj Sinha is set to be the next lieutenant governor (L-G) of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a communique on Thursday.
Sinha replaces Girish Chandra Murmu, the first L-G of J&K, who resigned from the post on Wednesday.
Sinha, formerly Union Minister of State for Railways, is a three-time member of Parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Ghazipur Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
President Ram Nath Kovind who not been invited for the yesterday Puja ceremony at Ayodhya , accepted Murmu’s resignation on Thursday.
Girish Chandra Murmu is the first LG of Jammu & Kashmir . Murmu was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service and has closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his earlier tenure as chief minister of Gujarat “The President has accepted the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir.However reason for his sudden resignation not made known to public
The President has been pleased to appoint Shri Manoj Sinha to be the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes charge of is office…,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan communique read.
Murmu resigned on Wednesday and media reports suggested he was tipped to be the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Rajiv Mehrishi, who retires this week.