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Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor GC Murmu resigns: Sources

NEW DELHI:

GC Murmu

on Wednesday resigned as the

lieutenant governor

of Jammu and

Kashmir

, according to sources.

Sources said Murmu has sent his resignation to President

Ram Nath Kovind

.

His resignation came on the day the Union territory marked the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, which scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

He was the first lieutenant governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir following the bifurcation of the state into two Union territories.

He had assumed office in October last year.

Murmu is a 1985 batch IAS officer from Gujarat. He took over as the LG in J&K from

Satya Pal Malik

.

Murmu has also served as principal secretary to PM Narendra Modi when the latter was the chief minister of Gujarat.

He was a secretary in the ministry of finance at the time of his appointment as Lt Governor. Highly-placed sources said that Murmu was likely to be given a new assignment at the Centre.

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