Satya Pal Malik is new Jammu & Kashmir governor

Satya Pal Malik is new Jammu & Kashmir governor

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Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, who has handled the charge of the state for more than a decade, will not get another term. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as his replacement.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since June 20, after the BJP ended its coalition government with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party or PDP, saying it was "untenable" to continue because of security concerns and rising terrorism.

Sources had last month told NDTV that the government was unlikely to continue with NN Vohra. The Centre and NN Vohra do not see eye to eye on the formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir, sources had said. The Centre is keen on it, but Mr Vohra, who had handled the state four times between governments, is not ready to comply.

A senior functionary of the home ministry said, "At this late stage he is not ready to accommodate certain decisions".

Mr Vohra was appointed by the UPA government and the Narendra Modi government had continued with him. Even though his term ended on June 28, the Centre decided to continue with him. The Amarnath Yatra was due to start at the time and the Governor was heading the board which was looking into elaborate security cover.

Satya Pal Malik, a former lawmaker and BJP's national vice president, had been appointed as the Governor of Bihar in September last year. He served as the Union Minister ...

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