Manoj Sinha, a former minister was a three time MP
New Delhi, Aug 6: Former union minister and senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha, will be taking over as the new Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, a Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesman said.
The 61-year-old Sinha was born on July 1, 1959 in Mohanpura of Ghazipur district of eastern UP and has been actively involved in working for the backward villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
His political career started when he was elected the president of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and repeated the term in 1999.
Sinha has been a member of the BJP national council from 1989 to 1996. He was elected to the Lower House for a third term in national politics when the BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
He was former Minister of State for Railways and later held an independent charge of Ministry of Communication. (with PTI inputs)