Srinagar, August 07: Newly appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday took oath at Raj Bhavan here.
The oath was administered by Chief Justice of J & K High Court, Gita Mittal.
Born on July 1, 1959, Sinha was Minister of Communications (independent charge) and Minister of State (MoS), Railways during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first term. Sinha is a three-time BJP MP from parliamentary constituency of Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. He was defeated by Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Afzal Ansari in 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
Pertinently, Manoj Sinha, a senior BJP leader and former Union Minister, was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after Girish Chandra Murmu resigned Wednesday.
Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, replaced Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre as CAG. Murmu has served as Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujrat.