Amid growing voices from Ladakh UT, President appoints B.D. Mishra as new LG

LEH — Amid growing voices from the union territory seeking statehood and special status under the sixth schedule of the Constitution, President of India, Droupadi Murmu on Sunday appointed B.D. Mishra as new Lieutenant Governor (LG) for Ladakh, IANS reported.

A communique as per the report issued by the President’s House said that Brigadier B.D. Mishra has been appointed as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh Union Territory.

Mishra replaced Radha Krishna Mathur, who was appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh Union Territory in 2019.

The communique also said that the President Murmu has accepted Mathur’s resignation.

B.D. Mishra is a retired Brigadier of the Army, who served in the armed forces for more than three decades.

He has participated in the India-China war in 1962, 1965 war with Pakistan and the 1971 war against Pakistan in the liberation of Bangladesh.

The two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were carved out from the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir with the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.