Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan resigned from his position on 27 January 2017. His resignation came following a controversy that was triggered against him, accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Moreover, a letter was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the staff of the Meghalaya Governor's House, accusing the Governor of compromising with the dignity of his office.
Civil society groups in Meghalaya like the Civil Society Women's Organisation and a progressive political outfit of Meghalaya 'Thma U Rangli' launched a signature campaign following the reports of inappropriate behaviour by the Governor. The campaign was launched to demand Governor's resignation.
However, Shanmuganathan, who also holds the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, denied such media allegations.
About V Shanmuganathan
• Shanmuganathan is a veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist from Tamil Nadu.
• He was sworn in as Meghalaya Governor in May 2015.
• In September 2016, he was given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh after J P Rajkhowa was removed from the position.
• Shanmuganathan was also Governor in charge of Manipur from September 2015 to August 2016.
• Born on 21 November 1949, he hails from Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.