Srinagar, August 06: Former Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chander Murmu left Raj Bhawan to New Delhi this afternoon.
Murmu had resigned as LG late last evening and his resignation was accordingly accepted by the President of India.
He was installed as the First LG of UT last October after the abrogation of article 370 by the Central Government.
Pertinently, Former Union minister Manoj Sinha, has been appointed as the new Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor.
Reports say that he was chosen because the Centre wanted a politician rather than a career bureaucrat to create some sort of political process in the erstwhile state.
Reacting to the development, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Last night there were one or two names that people were circulating as a done deal and this name wasn’t among them. You can always trust this government to pull an unexpected name out of the hat contrary to anything the ‘sources’ had planted earlier.”