Governor extends apology to lady reporter; after furore over ‘pat on cheek’ act

journos had earlier condemned the fact that he patted the cheek of a woman journalist without her consent

After furore over his ‘pat on cheek’ act with a woman journalist, the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit finally tendered an apology.

The journos had earlier condemned the fact that he patted the cheek of a woman journalist without her consent.

The journalist called the Purohit’s act as completely uncalled for to touch a stranger without her consent, especially a woman.

The woman is said to have received the apology on her mail.

The Governor also added that he had patted her cheek considering her to be his “granddaughter”.

Expressing his regret over the incident, Purohit tendered an apology for hurting the sentiments of the journalist.

The woman journalist who works with an English magazine accepted the apology but stated that she was not convinced with his explanation.

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