Vohra to continue as J&K Guv

Jammu: In a major development, Narinder Nath Vohra will continue as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir as the Centre has brushed aside the reports of his replacement. According to Rashtrapati Bhawan sources, Vohra will act as the Governor likely for one more year. Born on May 5, 1936, Vohra, who is the Governor of the State since 2008, is a retired 1959 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre. He is the 12th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and the first civilian Governor in 18 years after Jagmohan. From February 2003 until he became the Governor, Vohra had been the Government of India’s interlocutor in Kashmir. He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, for civil service, in 2007. Meanwhile BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan on Friday were also appointed as Governors of Odhisa and Mizoram respectively. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, Prof Ganeshi Lal will take over as the new Governor of Odhisa, a post which had fallen vacant in March this year after veteran Naga leader S C Jamir completed his tenure. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik had been given additional charge of Odhisa. Lal is a former Haryana BJP chief. (With Agencies inputs)