Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy, who took a long leave for over a month, has resumed his duties as the governor of the state on Monday.
Sources on Monday confirmed that Roy has arrived at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong and resumed his duties as the governor of Meghalaya.
With this, the additional charge given to Nagaland governor RN Ravi to look after the affairs of Meghalaya has automatically ended.
Ravi took additional charge as the governor of Meghalaya on December 17 last year.
Roy went on leave when the situation was boiling in view of the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
Roy was also vocal and in support of the Citizenship Act.
Governor Roy recently 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 was caught in a series of problems, including demands for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP), governor Roy’s return to the state was crucial.
The governor was caught in a series of tussles with the Conrad K Sangma-led Meghalaya 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 the imposition of the Administrator’s Rule in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).