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J&K Governor NN Vohra likely to resign?

By Chennabasaveshwar

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra is likely to resign from his post, ten months ahead of his term ending in June 2018.

Vohra, 81, the 12th Governor of J&K, may tender his resignation early as this week or even by Monday evening, according to Indian Express. Vohra, serving his second term, took over from SK Sinha on June 25, 2008.

J&K Governor NN Vohra likely to resign?

Speculations were doing rounds about his resignation since July this year. However, the Home Ministry denied receiving any such letter from the Governor's office. It has been known that the Centre has been scouting for a replacement for several months.

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Vohra is the first civilian Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 18 years after Jagmohan.

He served in the IAS between 1959 and 1994. Also , he was as Union Home Secretary as well as Defence Secretary. He also served as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister IK Gujral between 1997-98.

Since February 2003 until he became the governor, Vohra had been the Indian government's interlocutor in Kashmir. As such he had been holding wide-ranging discussions with both the elected representatives in the state and also the separatists in a bid to forge a common ground for the all-round development of the state.

For his service to the nation, Vohra was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

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