President appoints Banwarilal Purohit as Meghalaya Governor

President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Assam to execute the functions of the Governor of Meghalaya after accepting the resignation of V. Shanmuganathan, as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. President Mukherjee also appointed P. B. Acharya, the Governor of Nagaland to discharge functions as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Former Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan resigned on January 26 after nearly 100 members of his staff alleged in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he had “compromised the dignity” at the Governor’s House and turned it into a “young ladies club”.Banwarilal Purohit was appointed as the Governor of Assam by President Pranab Mukherjee on August 17, 2016 by replacing Padmanabha Acharya who was the additional in-charge of Assam. Padmanabha Acharya was appointed as the Governor of Nagaland on July 14, 2014 after the President accepted the resignation of of Tripura Governor Vakkom Purushothaman.V Shanmuganathan, the former Meghalaya governor was accused of hiring only women in his staff and turning the Raj Bhavan into a place where “young ladies come and go at will with direct orders from the governor.” He had to resign after a letter signed by 98 workers in the Governor’s House in Shillong widely circulated on social media that listed a series of wrongdoinds including sexual misconduct and “torture & humiliation” of officers and staff.

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