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Manoj Sinha appointed J&K L-G, Murmu CAG

Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha  

Former Minister of State for Railways and BJP leader Manoj Sinha was on Thursday appointed the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after incumbent G.C. Murmu, a former IAS officer, resigned on Wednesday.

Mr. Murmu was appointed the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Mr. Sinha will be the third Governor/Lieutenant-Gove-rnor appointed by the BJP government in J&K in three years. Mr. Murmu’s appointment was preceded by that of BJP leader Satyapal Malik, who was sent to Goa as Governor when J&K was reduced to a Union Territory.

The special status of J&K under Article 370 was revoked last year and it was bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

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