J&K Governor-designate arrives in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Satya Pal Malik, the new Governor designated for Jammu and Kashmir, arrived here on Wednesday.

He was received at the Srinagar international airport by the three advisors to the state Governor — Vijay Kumar, B.B. Vyas and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.

B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, the state’s Chief Secretary, was also present when the Governor-designate arrived at the airport.

Malik was the Governor of Bihar till the President of India issued his transfer orders to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, replacing N.N. Vohra. who has completed 10 years as the Governor of the state serving two full terms of five years each.

An official announcement said here on Wednesday that the new Governor would be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan lawns in Srinagar at 11 a.m on Thursday.

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–IANS

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