Kiran Bedi is removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

Kiran Bedi has been removed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry on Late Tuesday Night amid a Political crisis in the Union Territory after the Resignation of Several Congress Leaders from the V Narayanasamy Government and just ahead of the Assembly Elections in April-May this year.

President Ram Nath Kovind said, according to a brief communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan Late in the Evening, that Bedi “shall cease to hold the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry” and gave the Additional charge of the Union Territory to Telengana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. “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-

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