The Centre has reportedly launched a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct by a governor of a key south Indian state. However. the government has not yet revealed the name of the governor in question.
According to a Times of India report, the governor in question is accused of having sought sexual favours from several women staff of the Raj Bhavan. The governor has not been summoned by the home ministry as the state he’s in-charge of has been politically volatile.
Another report by The Sunday Guardian said that the Centre had taken a dim view of the situation and was attempting to find out whether any kind of incriminating CD or MMS had been made regarding the Governor’s misdemeanour.
If the charges of sex scandal against the governor in question are proved to be true, then he will be asked to resign.
India has had the history of governors being made to resign following charges of sexual escapades while in office. In July 2017, V. Shanmuganathan was forced to resign as the governor of Meghalaya after 100 Raj Bhavan employees wrote to the then President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, demanding his recall. Shanmuganathan was accused of having converted the Raj Bhavan into a ladies’ club.
In 2009, the then governor of Andhra Pradesh, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, was made to resign in the wake of charges of sexual perversion against him.