Shillong(Meghalaya), Jan 4 : Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy who was supposed to resume charge today after his 18 days of leave has decided to extend his leave.
Sources in Raj Bhavan today informed that the Governor has decided to extend his leave.
“Yes, he (Tathagata) was supposed to resume his duty on Saturday. But he will not return to Shillong since he has decided to extend his leave,” sources in the Raj Bhavan said.
Roy had gone on leave since December 18. Governors are entitled to take 20 days’ leave per year.
Nagaland Governor R N Ravi was given the additional charge of Meghalaya during the absence of leave of Roy.
Following speculations that he had been axed as Meghalaya Governor, Roy had tweeted, “Some concerned people are hearing wild rumours. This is just to reassure them that I am coming back here.”
According to his Twitter account, Roy was holidaying in Diu, the former Portuguese possession at the bottom of Sarurashtra and Gujarat. He arrived in his hometown Kolkata on Thursday .
Roy has four to five months’ time left as Governor to complete five years. His term ends on May 20.
It may be recalled that Roy went on leave after his controversial tweet asking those who do not want “divisive democracy to go to North Korea” during the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 in the State.
Roy had in the recent past had a tussle with the State government over his refusal to give his assent to the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance passed by the State cabinet seeking mandatory registration of outsiders entering the State.
The Governor had also rejected the recommendation of the State government for imposition of Administrator’s Rule in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
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