Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory.
The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal in Raj Bhavan, at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.
Later speaking to ANI, Sinha said : “Kashmir is heaven of India, I’ve been given an opportunity to play a role here. 5th Aug is an important date, after yrs of isolation J&K came to mainstream. Several projects started here after yrs, my priority is to take those projects forward”.
Sinha further stated : “There won’t be any bias against anyone. Constitutional powers will be used for people’s welfare. I assure the people that their genuine grievances will be listened to and we will try to find a way to the solution. It is my aim to take forward the development here”.
Sinha succeeds former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)