Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry Lt Governor; What she says?
In a brief release issued by the Speaker of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Ajay Kumar Singh said that the President has directed that "Kiran Bedi will no longer be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry".
New Delhi: After being removed from the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi said that she was thankful to the people of the Union Territory. Bedi was abruptly removed from her post on Tuesday night. In a brief release issued by the Speaker of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Ajay Kumar Singh said that the President has directed that "Kiran Bedi will no longer be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry".
Kiran Bedi from Lt Governor post:
President Ram Nath Kovind has given the additional charge of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry to the Tamil Nadu Governor Tamilisai Beautyrajan. This new responsibility will take effect from the time he takes over as the Lieutenant Governor and he will remain in this post till the regular arrangement of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
I thank the Govt of India: Kiran Bedi
After being removed from the post, Bedi said, 'I thank the Government of India. For the experience of a lifetime in Puducherry as Lieutenant Governor. I also thank all those who worked closely with me. I can say with satisfaction that during this tenure, 'Team Raj Niwas' served a large number of people diligently.'
After the resignation of four Congress MLAs, the strength of the Congress in the 33-member Assembly has been reduced to 10, including the Speaker. Its ally DMK has three members while the government also has the support of an independent MLA. The opposition has 14 MLAs.
Earlier Bedi had said that she had received a message written on the cover of her diary, stating that she should be 'kind-hearted, sharp-minded and courageous.'