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J&K to have new Governor soon: Reports

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir may get a new Governor as incumbent NN Vohra is not getting any further extension, said a report.

Quoting sources, NDTV reported that the government of India has decided not to continue with Vohra.

Incumbent J&K Governor Vohra has handled the charge of the volatile state for more than a decade.

“Vohra will not be given another term. Search is on for a new face and one of the contenders is a former home secretary,” the report said.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor’s Rule since June 20, after  the BJP ended its coalition government with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP), saying it was “untenable” to continue because of security concerns and rising violence.

NN Vohra was appointed as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor by the UPA government.

Sources said that Vohra had already conveyed to the Centre that he was no longer keen to continue but was asked to stay put because of Amarnath Yatra as he happens to be the head of Shrine Board that manages the yearly pilgrimage.

Search is on for a new face and one of the contenders is former home secretary and current Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi, reported NDTV.

Quoting sources, NDTV quoted sources saying that another name that’s being discussed is that of a former Army chief. “Either a senior bureaucrat or a former general would replace Vohra and no politician would be head of the state, as it would have international ramifications,” NDTV quoted a senior official as saying.

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