Vohra Effect: J&K Advocate General Resigns



Jahangir Iqbal Ganai
Jahangir Iqbal Ganai

After being asked by Governor N N Vohra administration to tender resignation, J&K State Advocate General, Jahangir Iqbal Ganai Friday afternoon resigns from his office in Jammu.

Sources said that Jahangir spent few minutes in his office before he resigned from the post and left the spot in his private car.

Jehangir was appointed Advocate General last year by PDP-BJP coalition government. He was the youngest lawyer to hold such a position in J&K, so far.

Experts said that the political appointees should have tendered resignation on their own after the PDP-BJP government was dissolved with the demise of former CM Mufti Sayeed, however, Vohra administration had to shoot letters to such officials. Reports said that only Amitabh Mattoo and Waheed Ur Rehman Para had resigned on time. Mattoo served as advisor to Mufti Sayeed while Para was Political Analyst in CM’s secretariat.

Notably, all the political appointments made by former CM late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in his ten months rule have been declared null and void by Vohra administration including vice-chairpersons of all boards, commissions and advisors to previous coalition government.

J&K is under Governor’s rule since January 9, two days after Mufti Sayeed breathed his last in AIIMS, New Delhi. PDP asked right wing Hindu nationalist BJP led union government to announce JK specific CBMs to form the government in J&K. So far, no forward movement has been witnessed from either side.


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