Meghalaya Raj Bhavan staff want Guv out for 'compromising' dignity of office

Meghalaya Raj Bhavan staff want Guv out for 'compromising' dignity of office

 A section of employees of the Raj Bhavan here has written to the Prime Minister and the President demanding immediate removal of Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan for "seriously compromising" the dignity of the gubernatorial office.

"We expect the hon'ble Prime Minister to take action and remove the incumbent Governor of Meghalaya and restore the dignity of Raj Bhavan," a letter signed by 98 Raj Bhavan employees and accessed by PTI said.

A copy of the letter was sent to the Prime Minister's Office, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Union Home Minister and Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

"He (Shanmuganathan) has seriously compromised the dignity of the Raj Bhavan and made it a young ladies' club. It has become a place where young ladies come and go at will on direct orders of the Governor... Many of them have direct access to his bedroom," they alleged.

The employees claimed that security of the Governor's house has also been compromised.

The 11 point-letter stated the Governor has "appointed two public relations officers, a cook and a nurse on night duty, all of whom are women".

The staff alleged that the Governor "selected only girls" to work for him and shifted the male official private secretary to his secretariat.

Attempts to contact the Governor and Raj Bhavan officials for comments were unsuccessful.

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