Meghalaya Governor Shanmuganathan got additional charge of Governor of Manipur

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Meghalaya Governor Shanmuganathan got additional charge of Governor of Manipur

Who: Meghalaya Governor Shanmuganathan
What: Got additional charge of Governor of Manipur
When: 28 September 2015

Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan was appointed as the Governor of Manipur by the President Pranab Mukherjee on 28 September 2015. He was given the additional duties of Manipur after the demise of incumbent Dr. Syed Ahmed Khan.

He will discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements are made.

64-year-old Shanmuganathan, who joined BJP in 2003, was appointed as Governor of Meghalaya on 20 May 2015.

Ahmed, a former congress leader from Maharashtra, was appointed as the Governor of Manipur on 16 May 2015. He was shifted to the north-eastern State from Jharkhand, where he was holding the post of Governor from August 2011 when the UPA Government was in power at the Centre.

According to article 153, there shall be a Governor for each State but the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act 1956 facilitated the appointment of same person as governor for two or more states.