Manoj Sinha takes oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha on Friday was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The 61-year-old Sinha was administered the oath in English by J&K High Court Chief Justice Gita Mittal at Raj Bhavan.

Earlier on Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed him as the LG. The President accepted the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

After his appointment, Sinha told the media that restoring peace and ending uncertainty and militancy in the UT would be his mission. The L-G also said the Jammu and Kashmir administration will soon initiate ‘direct dialogue’ with the people to end the situation of uncertainty and the menace of terrorism.

“We need to establish a dialogue with the common people of Jammu and Kashmir. We don’t have any agenda in that. There will be no discrimination against anyone. Constitution will be Gita in that,” he added.