Girish Chandra Murmu, was elected as the first lieutenant- tenant governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. An Indian administrative service (IAS) officer who has also worked with Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
He took his oath on 31 October, 2019 in the presence of chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar. However, within a short time span of appointment he has resigned from his post.
Surprisingly, he gave his resignation on the same date on which the government had invalidated the special status granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.
The newly appointed Lt Governor of #JammuandKashmir, #ManojSinha (@manojsinhabjp), is the tenth #BJP leader from #UttarPradesh to hold a gubernatorial post.
Last year, Kalraj Mishra, 79, was appointed governor of Himachal Pradesh & is now holding the same position in Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/f659QOWUAZ— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) August 6, 2020
On 6 August, 2020 his resignation was accepted by Hon’ble President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and he has also appointed Manoj Sinha, a former minister of railways of India as the new Lieutenant governor of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He has a B.Tech And M.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and has also served as the Minister of State (independent charge) for Communications in the government of India. A day after G.C Murmu resigned he was appointed.
“A phlegmatic personality, Mr. Sinha is considered to be a quiet, discreet politician and enjoys PM Modi’s confidence. It is also hoped that his down to earth, less flashy personality will help in J&K in reaching out to the people” – my story https://t.co/FZdYzOo43C— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) August 6, 2020