Vohra to take oath as J

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Srinagar, Jun 24 (UNI) Former Union Home Secretary N N Vohra will take the oath of office as new Governor of the Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow, officials said.

They said the oath ceremony would be held at Raj Bhavan in the afternoon.

Cheif Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court S Radha Krishan will administered the oath to Mr Vohra who has been appointed Governor by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil replacing General (Retd) S K Sinha whose five-year term has already ended.

Mr Vohra has been the Centre's mediator since 2003 for talks with various groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

A seasoned and veteran bureaucrat, he has held a number of high posts in the government, including the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

His appointment by the Centre as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir comes at a time when the Assembly election is to be held later this year.

The decision to nominate Mr Vohra, a seasoned bureaucrat, ends the controversy over the appointment of the next incumbent in Srinagar's Raj Bhavan.

Recently a spokesperson of the Raj Bhavan has to issue a denial that General Sinha did not want to stay in office for some more months as was being alleged in the newspaper reports.


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