V Shanmuganthan Sworn in as Megahalaya Governor

Published: 20th May 2015 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2015 02:29 PM   |  A+A-


SHILLONG: Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan was today sworn-in as the Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here.         

Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court Uma Nath Singh administered the oath of office to Shanmuganthan at a solemn ceremony attended by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and most of his cabinet colleagues.            

Shanmuganthan was appointed as the new Governor on May 12.   Meghalaya was without a permanent governor for over four months.     

Keshari Nath Tripathi, the West Bengal governor, had been taking the charge since the former incumbent K K Paul was removed from the post in January this year.        

Shanmuganathan is a post-graduate and an M Phil in political Science. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1962 and later joined Bharatiya Janata Party and served in many party positions.      

He has been in-charge of the Defence, Research and Documentation and Overseas Friends of BJP Cells.

A prolific writer, the BJP leader had written three books relating to culture and social aspects in Tamil.  


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