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Political crisis: Kiran Bedi removed as L-G of Puducherry

Pondicherry: Amidst the political crisis that has struck the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Lieutenant Governor of the UT Kiran Bedi has been removed from her post after the marathon resignation of several Congress leaders from the V Narayanasamy government and just ahead of the assembly polls in April-May this year.

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President Ram Nath Kovind directed Kiran Bedi to cease her charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and has appointed Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan, Governor of Telangana, to discharge the functions of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

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“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 communique from the President’s office said.

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