Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, resulting in speculations at the Raj Bhawan in Shillong about his return.

Governor Roy on January 4 had extended his leave indefinitely, making his return in Shillong uncertain.

He had reportedly extended the leave after a telephonic conversation with someone in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Governor Roy was directed to go on leave since December 18 following his controversial tweet on advising anti-CAA protesters to go to North Korea.

While the Meghalaya government is now caught in a series of problems, including demands for implementation of ILP, Governor Roy’s return to the state is going to be crucial.

However, the state government is yet to get information from the Ministry of Home Affairs about Governor Tathagata Roy’s return to Shillong.

The Governor was caught in a series of tussles with the Conrad K Sangma-led government.

Firstly, Tathagata Roy refused to give his assent to the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance passed by the State cabinet.

Secondly, the Governor also rejected the recommendation of the state government for imposition of Administrator’s Rule in Khasi Hills Autnomous District Council (KHADC).

Officials at the Raj Bhawan told Northeast Now on Friday that they were uncertain about the exact dates of Tathagata Roy’s return to Shillong.


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