Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan Resigns

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has resigned days after nearly 100 members of his staff alleged in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he had "compromised the dignity" of the Governor's House and turned it into a "young ladies club".

Mr Shanmuganathan, who also has additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, has denied the allegations. His resignation has been accepted.

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been given additional charge of the state.

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The letter signed by 98 workers of the Governor's House in Shillong - widely circulated on social media - lists a series of misdemeanours including sexual misconduct and "torture and humiliation" of officers and staff.

Mr Shanmughanathan was appointed Governor of Meghalaya in 2015 by the central government.

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