J&K Governor Vohra likely to be replaced after Amarnath Yatra
With Modi government getting the UPA governors removed from the top state posts speculation is rife that Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra might be replaced after the Shri Amarnath Yatra gets over. Highly placed sources tell that the NDA government wants to have a new Governor in the state before the state assembly elections in October 2014. Vohra who has been very close to the Congress leadership was appointed J&K Governor in 2008 by the UPA, and he was given extension in April this year.
Vohra was in the list of NDA governors whom the NDA vernment wanted to replace but was asked to continue in wake of the crucial Amarnath yatra. He was also told about the proposed change but later it was agreed that he could stay put as Governor till Yatra is over. It is to be noted that J&K Governor is also the Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board which organizes the yatra in coordination with state government, and security forces. The yatra this year will conclude on August 10.
The BJP leadership wants to replace Vohra because he is seen too close to the UPA leadership, and questions have been raised about his neutrality as he occupied one of the most sensitive posts in the state. The Modi government wants someone with an army background and neutral credentials.