Facing sexual harassment charges Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan quits post

Photo of Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan.

Shillong: Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan who is facing sexual harassment charges has resigned from his post yesterday after a section of Raj Bhavan staff demanded his removal.

According to official sources, the 67-year-old Shanmuganathan gave his resignation from the post. Talking about the same the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma earlier in the day said that he was waiting for a call in this regard from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Minister.

The Governor served his resignation after section of Raj Bhawan employees petitioned before President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking their intervention to remove the V Shanmuganathan to maintain the decorum of Raj Bhawan.

The staff of the Raj Bhawan in their petition had alleged that Shanmuganathan had seriously compromised the dignity of the Governor House and converted it as a ‘club of young ladies’.

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“It has become a place where young ladies come and go on direct orders of the Governor…Many of them have direct access to his bedroom.”

Shanmuganathan who took over as the Governor of Meghalaya in May 2015, attended the 68th Republic Day celebration in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday before giving his resignation.

A young woman job aspirant had also accused the governor of treating her in sexual manner when she appeared for the interview at the Governor House.

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