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Meghalaya Governor turns Raj Bhavan into a ‘young ladies club,’ quits on employees demand

SHILLONG: Facing sexual harassment charges, Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan (67) resigned on Thursday night after a section of Raj Bhavan employees demanded his removal for “seriously compromising” the dignity of the gubernatorial office.

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.

Nearly 100 Raj Bhavan staff here 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 the Raj Bhavan.

The employees had alleged that Mr. Shanmuganathan had made the Raj Bhavan a ‘young ladies club.’ — PTI