Manoj Sinha to be the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir as President Kovind accepts the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu.
Hailing from the Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha ex-Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications has been appointed as Lt Governor of J&K after GC Mumu abruptly resigned from the post of Lt Governor. Sinha has been known as “Vikas Purash” in the party.
Born on July 1, 1959 in Mohanpura in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, Sinha did his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. Later he also completed his M.Tech in Civil Engineering from the same Institute. Before joining active politics, he was a member of the General Council, School of Planning during 1999-2000. He has also been a Member of Committee on Energy and another Committee on Government Assurances.
An agriculturist at heart, Sinha has been actively involved in working in backward villages where his interests primarily lie. Travelling is his another area of interest. His wife Neelam Sinha belongs to Maghara Bihar Sharif in Bihar’s Nalanda district and the couple is blessed with a son and a daughter.
Travelling has been a passion of Sinha and he has widely traveled. Social work also has been his another passion in life.
The political career of Sinha had an impressive start when he became the president of the Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. And then in 1996 and 1999, he was elected to the Lok Sabha.
He has been a member of the BJP national council too from 1989 to 1996. In the recent 2014 elections, he has been elected to Lok Sabha and it’s his third term in the national politics. Earlier he was elected to Parliament in the years 1996 and 1999. Sinha has been among the best performing members of Parliament and in the 13th Lok Sabha, he was praised for very high attendance and for asking several questions pertaining to various topics of public interests.
Recently, the leading magazine India Today has counted him among the seven most honest members of Parliament. Significantly, Sinha has set a rare example amongst his counterparts when he successfully utilized all the money allotted to him as an MP for public welfare.