ITANAGAR, Jan 28 - Reacting to the resignation of Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, V Shanmuganathan, after his name cropped up in a molestation case, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that it was �not enough to hide his misdeeds�, rather he should immediately be arrested for �seriously compromising the dignity of the gubernatorial office� and �hurting the sentiments of the people of Northeastern States.�
The APCC, meanwhile, strongly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his �immature and inexperienced decision for appointing a person like Shanmuganathan with RSS background as the Constitutional head of the State, instead of appointing an experienced retired bureaucrat.�
Shanmuganathan has seriously compromised the dignity of the Raj Bhawan and made it a �young ladies� club� as alleged by the employees of Raj Bhawan in Shillong, which APCC vehemently condemned and termed it as most humiliating act.
It also said, �There is every apprehension that Shanmuganathan was trying to do similar activities to hurt the decorum, prestige and dignity of Raj Bhawan, Itanagar� and demanded to verify the CCTV footage and visitors� entry register of Raj Bhawan, Itanagar to find out the �realities�.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU) has also urged the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre to thoroughly grill the �tainted� Governor Shanmuganathan and award him exemplary punishment if he is found guilty of the charges made against him.
Alleging that the Centre has been �sending one incompetent Governor after another, within the span of a calendar year, to the border State, ever since the BJP came to power�, the apex student body warned the government against making Arunachal Pradesh �a laboratory for Governors�, saying it would not tolerate such �whims� of the Centre anymore.
�We request that the Centre take Arunachal Pradesh seriously and appoint a regular Governor,� stated AAPSU president Hawa Bagang and general secretary Tobom Dai in a joint statement this evening.