Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh

Former J-K Guv Vohra carried out duties with dignity: Rajnath

ANI | Updated: Aug 31, 2018 15:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra and said that he carried out his duties with dignity.
Speaking to ANI, Singh said, "The post of the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir is constitutional and one has to maintain its dignity and I think Vohra did good work as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. People of Jammu and Kashmir have also benefited from his work."
Singh also lauded the work of current Governor of the state, Satya Pal Malik and said, "He is a good politician and holds long experience in politics. I am certain that people of the state will be benefited from his political experience," Singh added.
The Home Minister's statement comes days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Ravinder Raina reportedly said that Satya Pal Malik is "their man" and that they did not want Vohra to continue in the Governor's post.
"The Governor who has come now is our man... We did not want Vohra to continue," Raina can be heard saying in a video that surfaced on social media.
Vohra served as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir since June 25, 2008, completing two terms. Malik was sworn-in as the new Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on August 23.
Jammu and Kashmir is currently under Governor's rule after the BJP and the Peoples Democratic Party split their ways and the state government fell in June. (ANI)