Prez accepts Meghalaya guv's resignation

Prez accepts Meghalaya guv's resignation

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday accepted the resignation of Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan, who is facing allegations of converting the Raj Bhavan into a “young ladies club”.

The President asked Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit to hold additional charge of Meghalaya.

Shanmuganathan, who sent in his resignation on Thursday, was also holding additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh.

He has denied the allegations levelled by around 100 staff of the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan in a complaint forwarded to Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nagaland Governor P B Acharya will hold additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, a communique said.

Shanmuganathan, who was appointed on May 12, 2015, is the second NDA-appointed governor to leave the Raj Bhavan in the northeast in recent months.

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