Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has resigned from his post, according to sources. Murmu’s resignation on the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state.
According to sources, J&K L-G GC Murmu sent his resignation letter to the Centre on Wednesday evening and will vacate his post immediately. Murmu is currently in Jammu and will leave for Delhi tomorrow.
Reports that GC Murmu has resigned had been circulating on social media as well as within the state since early Wednesday.
The speculations over Murmu’s exit were further bolstered by a tweet from National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. “What’s with all this chatter surrounding the LG of J&K? Came out of nowhere a few hours ago and suddenly it’s all over social media and WhatsApp in J&K,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter.