At a crucial stage where, Indian
telecom industry is going to witness its biggest spectrum auction, Manoj Sinha,
57 will be the new Minister for Telecoms and IT, India.
Ravi Shankar Prasad would now be handling
the additional responsibility of Law and Justice Ministry and also retaining
control of electronics and information technology Ministry.
On the other hand, Sinha would also
continue as Minister of State for Railways including his new responsibility as
a telecom minister of India.
Manoj Sinha was born on 1-July-1959
in Bhumihar Brahmin family Mohanpura, Ghazipur district, India. He was the
member of Lok Sabha. He is a member of the BJP from the Ghazipur constituency.
Manoj Sinha did his M. Tech. in civil
engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. Sinha was the
President of the Banaras Hindu University Students Union in1982.
Manoj Sinha was elected to the Lok
Sabha in 1996, 1999 and in 2014. Sinha has also been a member of BJP national
council from 1989 to 1996.
Manoj Sinha is married to Neelam Sinha and has
two children, (son and a daughter).