Tathagata Roy
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy. File image

Nagaland governor RN Ravi was given the additional charge of Meghalaya in the wake of the “absence of leave” of Tathagata Roy.

“The President of India is pleased to appoint RN Ravi, governor of Nagaland to discharge the functions of the Governor of Meghalayain addition to his own duties, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy, governor of Meghalaya,” a statement from the President’s House said.

The development came at a time when Roy’s controversial tweets sparked reaction in Meghalaya.

Roy had tweeted that the country was once divided in the name of religion. “Democracy is necessarily divisive and If you do not want it go to North Korea,” he tweeted.

Differences also cropped up between governor Roy and chief minister Conrad Sangma over his refusal to sign an ordinance passed by the State Cabinet seeking mandatory registration of outsiders entering the State

A delegation led by chief minister Sangma met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, seeking the Centre’s cooperation to prod Roy to give assent to a bill.

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