ESL Narasimhan to be appointed as Lieutenant Governor for J&K?
For the newly carved out Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, who would be the next Lieutenant Governor is what everyone is waiting to know. The next Lieutenant Governor would be an experienced intelligence official with a command over strategic affairs, due to the sensitive nature of the area and the terrorist and secessionist issued involved according to the sources.
The Government would want to have someone who could understand the strategic sensitivities of the region and also the great game of the international forces in the region due to the sensitive location of the region. The NDA government has already drawn up a list of retired intelligence officials who could be drafted to work as LG of J&K according to sources. A committed group of intelligence officials would also be provided to him.
In the list, even Telangana governor ESL Narasimhan, who is very close to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, also figures according to trusted sources. He is an experienced intelligence hand and had headed the IB and also is an expert in counter-intel operations and had also served as the governor of Chhattisgarh before becoming AP governor. Whether ESL, who had been a governor for over 12 years, will be agreeing to become a Lieutenant Governor, which is a notch lower than the Governor's position or not is the only question being considered.