NN Vohra was the centre’s interlocutor for Kashmir for five many years. (File)
Asked no matter if the centre was seeking to appoint a new governor after Mr Vohra’s expression finishes, BJP chief Kavinder Gupta, who was deputy Main Minister in the collapsed Jammu and Kashmir authorities, reported: “It is a schedule issue, after the Amarnath Yatra perhaps a decision will be taken.”
His reply indicated that the centre was unlikely to allow go of Mr Vohra, 82, till the Amarnath pilgrimage is about in August at the very least.
Numerous see Mr Vohra as the correct male for Jammu and Kashmir.
He is an Indian Administrative Assistance (IAS) officer who was Union House Secretary and Principal Secretary to then Primary Minister IK Gujral in 1997. Mr Vohra was the centre’s interlocutor for Kashmir for five many years.
In 2008, when he was appointed Governor, Mr Vohra managed the mass protests about a decision to transfer all-around 100 acres of forest land to the Amarnath shrine board.
More than the many years, he also noticed the condition go via a spurt in terror attacks, the violent protests in the aftermath of the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani by security forces, the backlash about the hanging of Afzal Guru and the turmoil about the Kathua rape situation.
Mr Vohra was appointed Governor of the condition by the Congress-led central authorities. He was the to start with non-army, non-police officer to be appointed Jammu and Kashmir Governor in 18 many years. He was provided an extension in 2013.
Immediately after Mr Vohra took about, Governor’s rule was imposed in the condition for the to start with time when the PDP withdrew support to the Ghulam Nabi Azad-led Congress-PDP coalition authorities in 2008.
Central rule finished the following calendar year when Nationwide Meeting chief Omar Abdullah was sworn in as the youngest chief minister of the condition.
Governor’s rule was imposed for the next time on Mr Vohra’s check out after the condition election in 2014 threw up a hung assembly and Omar Abdullah, the caretaker chief minister, inquiring to be relieved from the article straight away. It finished after the PDP and the BJP shaped an alliance.
The last time the condition was less than central rule was in 2016 after the PDP and the BJP deferred the authorities formation process pursuing the dying of Mehbooba Mufti’s father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Mehbooba Mufti was sworn in as the chief minister.
This is the eighth time in the last 4 decades that the condition has been positioned less than Governor’s rule.