Manoj Sinha to be new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

August 6, 2020: Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

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August 6, 2020: Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre has approved the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmi. He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned on Wednesday.

Sinha has represented the parliamentary constituency of Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh thrice in the Lok Sabha. He was defeated by Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Afzal Ansari in last year’s Lok Sabha polls.

Sinha has also served as junior Railways Minister.

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted Murmu’s resignation on Thursday, according to sources. There is buzz that he is going to be the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Rajiv Mehrishi who completes his term this week on August 7.

Rajiv Mehrshi was appointed India’s top public auditor in 2017 after his retirement from the civil services. Before this, Mehrishi - a former IAS officer of the 1978 batch - has been India’s finance secretary and home secretary.

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