New Delhi, Aug 6:
Former union minister and senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha, was today appointed as Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in place of Murmu.
A communique issued by the President’s secretariat said that the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has been accepted.
His political career started when he was elected the president of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and repeated the term in 1999.
Sinha has been a member of the BJP national council from 1989 to 1996. He was elected to the Lower House for a third term in national politics when the BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
He was former Minister of State for Railways and later held an independent charge of Ministry of Communication.