Kiran Bedi Removed As Puducherry Lt Governor Amid Congress Crisis

February 17, 2021 0 By boss

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Kiran Bedi’s removal comes with just weeks to go for Assembly polls in Puducherry (File)

New Delhi:

Kiran Bedi has been removed as Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement released late Tuesday night.

The statement from President Ram Nath Kovind’s office said that Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, was directed to discharge functions of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, in addition to her own duties, until a new appointment is made.

“The President has directed that Dr. Kiran Bedi shall cease to hold the office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry and has appointed Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana, to discharge the functions of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, in addition to her own duties, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office, until regular arrangements for the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry are made,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

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Kiran Bedi’s removal comes with just weeks to go for Assembly polls in Puducherry.

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