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Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan resigns over allegations of 'compromising dignity of office’

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan Tendered His Resignation On Thursday After The Raj Bhawan Staff Accused Him Of Compromising The Dignity Of His Office.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 26 Jan 2017, 10:23:07 PM
A file photo of Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan.

New Delhi:

Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan tendered his resignation on Thursday in the wake of Raj Bhawan staff writing against him to the President and the Prime Minister for his alleged acts which they claim have compromised the dignity of the office he holds.

"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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 26 Jan 2017, 10:11:00 PM

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