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TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit patting journalist on the cheek without seeking consent

TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit patting journalist on the cheek without seeking consent
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit has been confronted by controversies due to cheating of a woman journalist. Her picture has become viral while patting the cheek of her in the Raj Bhavan. This incident took place when the 78-year-old governor was going from the crowded press conference hall in the Raj Bhavan. Female journalist Laxmi Subramaniam works in TheWeek. After the incident, The tweeted, “I asked a question from the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the end of the press conference, He decided to patronisingly? And without consent?pat me on the cheek as a reply (sic).”

The Governor had convened a press conference on the matter of Professor Nirmala Devi of the Doang Arts College. The lady lecturer has alleged that She had advised his students to ‘adjust themselves with the authorities’ for a lot of numbers and money. The police filed a case in this regard and arrested her. After this, DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi has also expressed her opinion on this matter and has criticised the governor of this incident. Kanimozhi said that even though he did not have any wrong intention, but the person who is in any public office should take care of Decorum.

Who is Banwarilal Purohit?

Born on July 16, 1940, in Jhunjhunun, Rajasthan, Banwar Lal Purohit is a well-known leader of Vidarbha district of Maharashtra. He was elected MP from Nagpur Lok Sabha seat three times. he came to politics in 1977 In the year 1978, he won the first assembly election from Nagpur, Maharashtra, while again in the assembly from South Nagpur in 1980. In 1982, he became a minister in the state. Purohit had won the Lok Sabha elections from Nagpur constituency on the BJP ticket in 1984, 1989 and 1996. In September 2017, he was appointed as the governor of Tamil Nadu as there was a need to curb a tough leader in Tamil Nadu battling political instability after the demise of former Chief Minister Jayalalitha. He replaced Governor Vidyasagar Rao. He was earlier the governor of Assam. In August 2016. After Rosaiah’s retirement, Purohit is the first full-time governor of Tamil Nadu. Apart from Rosaiah, the additional charge of the governor of the state from September 2016 is Maharashtra Governor C.H. Vidyasagar Rao had it.

A female lecturer of the Deogan Arts College, Arupkukottai of Tamilnadu, has alleged that he had advised the students to adjust to more number and money with some officers, although they are denying these allegations, as well as an audio The woman lecturer is talking about her relationship with the governor. The governor had called a press conference to clarify on this matter, where a new dispute arose.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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