J&K Lt. Governor offers to resign

J&K Lt. Governor offers to resign

“Rajiv Mehrishi is expected to replace former Lt. Governor JK”

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has reportedly resigned from his post as per the sources privy to Kashmir Glacier. The former Lt. Governor took charge after the appointed Governor Satya Pal Malik who took charge as the Governor of Goa.
On the day of first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and slicing of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories of Jammu—Kashmir and Ladakh, the Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu announced his resignation from the post.
The Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu is likely to be the next Controller and Auditor General of India (CAG) replacing Rajiv Mehrishi who will be retiring this week. The news about the resignation of Lt. Governor of JK took on twitter where some prominent leaders tweeted their thoughts.
“What’s with all this chatter surrounding the LG of J&K? Came out of nowhere a few hours ago & suddenly it’s all over social media & WhatsApp in J&K.” tweeted Omar Abdullah former Chief Minister of JK, Former MP, Vice President of National Conference.
On October 31, 2019, under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, GC Murmu took the charge of the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir UT.
GC Murmu has served as the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat, being a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Gujarat cadre.


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