TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit shows generosity, apologises to furious woman journalist

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 18, 2018 20:21

Banwarilal Purohit
Banwarilal Purohit (Photo by: Abhishek Thakare)

Lakshmi Subramanian, who expressed her displeasure when Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit patted her cheek and apologised for the same, said that she’s not convinced with the governor’s contention that he did it to appreciate a question she asked.

Purohit apologised to Lakshmi through a letter after the former patted on her cheeks during a press conference in Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Purohit, in the letter wrote, “I considered that question to be a good one. Therefore, as an act of appreciation for the question that you had posed, I gave a pat on your cheek considering you to be like my granddaughter.”

He further said, “I do understand from your mail that you feel hurt about the incident. I wish to express my regret and my apologies to assuage your sentiments that have been hurt.”

Responding to the governor’s apology, Lakshmi tweeted, “Your Excellency, I have with me your letter dated April 18, 2018, expressing regret at what happened at the press conference in Chennai the previous day. I accept your apology, even though I am not convinced about your contention that you did it to appreciate a question I asked.”

Here’s the letter sent by Purohit to Lakshmi Subramanian:

Banwarilal Purohit