The new Deputy Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir will be former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s strongman Manoj Sinha. News agency ANI has informed that the resignation of GC Murmu has been accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind and he has appointed Manoj Sinha as the new Deputy Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In fact, Girish Chandra Murmu resigned from his post on Wednesday evening. Murmu has resigned at a time when the completion of one year of the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Explain that with the removal of Article 370, the state was divided into two union territories as Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Murmu was sworn in as the Deputy Governor on 31 October 2019. During Murmu’s reign, Kashmir has moved rapidly towards peace, stability and development. There has been a huge reduction in incidents of terrorism or stone pelting in the state.
Who is Manoj Sinha
Manoj Sinha is a strong leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Manoj Sinha has been an MP from Ghazipur in the past and is a big face of the Bharatiya Janata Party in eastern Uttar Pradesh. However, he lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This is the reason why he did not get a place in the Union Cabinet this time. However, Manoj Sinha was a minister in the first term of the Modi government and held the charge of Minister of State for Railways and Minister of State for Communications.
Who is murmu
Actually, Murmu was a 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. He is considered to be one of the trusted officers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was his principal secretary during Modi’s tenure as chief minister in Gujarat. He was looking after the expenditure secretary in the finance ministry from March 1, 2019. He succeeded Satyapal Malik, the last governor of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing Lt. Governor. GC Murmu, a 1985 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, was the Principal Secretary when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Murmu’s resignation came on a day when a year was over, ending Article 370 and Article 35A, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. On August 5 last year, the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir was abolished. With this, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were divided into two separate parts and made into a union territory.