Source: News Bharati English30 Jun 2016 14:47:11

New Delhi, June 30: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh during J P Rajkhowa’s absence on leave. “The President of India has been pleased to appoint Roy to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, during the absence, on leave, of Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,” a press release issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
It did not, however, mention the period of leave of 72-year old Rajkhowa, who was yesterday admitted to a private hospital in Coimbatore for treatment, reports media agencies. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul met Roy and apprised the Governor about the difficult terrain of the state and the developmental challenges being faced by it.

Pul also briefed about the current development initiatives being taken by the state government on improving road, air and rail communication and requested the Governor to pay a visit to the state. The Chief Minister further requested the Governor on improving the resource pool of DONER under NLCPR scheme.

Governor Roy enquired on the health condition of Rajkhowa, who reportedly is admitted in a private hospital in Coimbatore. He informed that he would be visiting the state by second week of July, and expressed keen to visit places in Arunachal other than the state capital.