The statement from the President office said:
“The President has directed that Shri J.P. Rajkhowa shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and has appointed Shri V. Shanmuganathan, Governor of Meghalaya, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh are made.”
Rajkhowa was asked to resign on health grounds by August 30. However, he refused to do so and said that if the government wants him to quit, then let them use provisions of Article 156 of the Constitution.
He was appointed governor of the sensitive border state on May 12, 2015.