Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra is likely to be replaced soon, and around five names are in the running to take over his post, reported News18. A top government official said Prime Minister Narednra Modi will take the final call on his replacement in a couple of days.

The people being considered for the post include Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister General BC Khanduri, former home secretary in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government Anil Baijal, ex-Army commander General Syed Ata Hasnain, Chief of Army Staff during the Kargil war VP Malik, former lieutenant governor of Delhi Vijay Kapoor and ex-Mizoram governor AR Kohli. According to The Indian Express, Baijal is likely to succeed Vohra who has been the governor since 2008. Other reports said Khanduri is the front-runner. However, none of them have commented on the matter.

Vohra’s tenure has seen violence, but his contributions and efforts in the state have always been lauded by the Centre. Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a brief period of Governor’s rule after the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad in January.

This change of governor comes at a time when the Valley has been under curfew for 50 days since Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed. According to The Indian Express, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had discussed the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.