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J&K: Governor with new ideas required

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 4, 2017, 12:53 am IST
Updated Jul 4, 2017, 12:53 am IST
Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi was in Srinagar last week to monitor the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Photo: PTI)
 Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Speculation is rife that Jammu and Kashmir governor N.N. Vohra may be replaced in the next few days. 

Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi was in Srinagar last week to monitor the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra. Mr Vohra, a former senior bureaucrat, has been serving as the J&K governor since 2008 and was given an extension for a second tenure in 2013 by the previous UPA government. Incidentally, he is J&K’s second civilian governor after Jagmohan.

 

“There is a view both at the Centre and in the state that Mr Vohra has already had a fairly long tenure and that it is now time to get someone who has new ideas to deal with the complex situation in the Valley,” a government official said.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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