Mr. V Shanmuganthan, was sworn in as the Governor of Meghalaya at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shillong. Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Uma Nath Singh administered the oath.
Meghalaya was without a permanent governor for over four months. Keshari Nath Tripathi, the West Bengal governor, had been taking the charge since the former incumbent K K Paul was removed from the post in January this year.
Shanmuganathan joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1962 and later joined Bharatiya Janata Party and served in many party positions. Before his elevation, he was the BJP national executive member and until recently was the secretary of the BJP parliamentary party.