BJP general secretary Ram Madhav has said that Jammu & Kashmir may have a new governor later this month, as Vohra who has held the post for a decade will be replaced following differences with the BJP, The Print reported.
Madhav in a free flowing interview with The Print said, “The tenure of the governor gets over in a couple of weeks. The government can think about the future, take what steps it thinks are best. I assume there will be a new governor soon,”
Rumours about a new governor in Jammu & Kashmir have been going around for some time now. Those in the race to hold the spot include Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, a committed activist of the RSS for several decades, and Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) and former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi are being touted as possible successors to Vohra.
According to reports the reason to replace Vohra has been differences of opinion between Vohra and the BJP leadership, especially around the restoration of the assembly and Article 35A, which outlines the special privileges residents of Jammu & Kashmir are entitled to.
Madhav also said that the BJP was in favour of governor’s rule and would want it to be extended for another six months.