Meghalaya Governor resigns

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has resigned days after a controversy was triggered by reports in local media, which accused him of sexual misconduct.

67-year-old Shanmuganathan tendered his resignation from the post last night. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had said earlier in the day that he was waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Ministry to take a call.

The resignation also follows a protest in Shillong, in which civil society groups hit the streets on Republic Day.

Earlier, nearly 100 Raj Bhavan staff had petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking their intervention to remove the Governor and restore the dignity of Raj Bhavan.

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