Nagaland Guv RN Ravi sworn-in as Governor-designate of Meghalaya
Nagaland Guv RN Ravi sworn-in as Governor-designate of Meghalaya

Shillong, Dec 17:

Nagaland Governor, Ravindra Narayana Ravi today took oath as the governor-designate of Meghalaya. 

Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Mohammad Rafiq administered the oath of office and secrecy to Ravi at the Raj Bhavan Durbar Hall.

The swearing function was attended by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh, deputy chief minister, Prestone Tynsong, cabinet ministers and senior government officials.

It may be mentioned that a President's house communiqué, issued yesterday said, Nagaland governor R.N. Ravi  would discharge the functions of the governor of Meghalaya "in addition to his own duties, during the absence of leave" of Tathagata Roy.

However, it looks like Roy had been asked to take leave by the Centre after making a controversial remarks few days back when he tweeted that those who do not want "divisive democracy should go to North Korea."

Roy also claimed that no state government can legally have a view on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and opposition to the bill is the "height of absurdity."

When asked if the State Government expects that the ordinance of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act to finally be cleared by the Raj Bhavan with the swearing in of RN Ravi as Governor designate of Meghalaya, Chief Minister said, what the Centre decides is not something within his jurisdiction.

"Whoever is the Governor, it is the Government's duty to interact and advise. As we have been doing in the past and we will continue to advise the Governor in every possible way and in the best interest of the people of the State," Sangma said.

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