SHILLONG, Jan 28: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit took additiol charge of Meghalaya on Saturday. He was administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Dinesh Maheswari at the durbar hall of the Raj Bhawan.
The acting Governor of Meghalaya known for his credibility in Assam was specifically asked on his role to restore the dignity of the Raj Bhawan. The questions directed were on the virtual revolt of the Staffs and media reports on his predecessor alleged ‘ippropriate behavior’ with women. “I have just taken oath today and whatever I knew is through media reports,” stated the acting Governor, even as he added, “the law will have to take its own course.”
While the Raj Bhawan rolled on with its official activities for another day, a source said the baggage of the then appointed Private Assistant was packed off on Saturday morning. The other three appointees chosen by the Governor’s office have been termited. However, the swearing in ceremony attended by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, ministers, the chief Secretary and other dignitaries from the armed forces witnessed a section of staff of the Raj Bhawan filling the chairs at the Durbar Hall. There were 90 odd sigtories of the Governor’s office in the purported letter addressed to the Prime Minister rendra Modi that prompted V Shanumagathan to resign from the post. “My credibility and dignity of the Raj bhavan in Assam is well known and it will be on the same line,” Purohit said in his parting shots.