BJP leader Manoj Sinha appointed LG of J&K

J&K LG Manoj Sinha

New Delhi (NVI): Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Manoj Sinha was today appointed as Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to succeed Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned abruptly last night.

Sinha is a 61-year-old leader from Uttar Pradesh and was the Minister of State for Railways and Telecom in the Modi government.

A Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said the President has accepted the resignation of Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and has been pleased to appoint Sinha to be the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.