In a sudden improvement, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi was removed from her put up on Tuesday evening at a time when the union territory was witnessing a political disaster following the resignation of Congress MLAs from the V Narayanasamy authorities.
A quick communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman Ajay Kumar Singh stated the President has directed that Bedi “shall cease to hold the office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry”.
President Ram Nath Kovind gave the extra cost of the union territory to Telengana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan “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 course from the President comes amid the political disaster the place the ruling Congress-led authorities has been lowered to a minority after yet another MLA give up the social gathering on Tuesday.
Bedi and Narayasamy have been at loggerheads over a variety of points.
A retired IPS officer, Bedi was functioning until late Tuesday night and reviewing the COVID-19 vaccination drive within the union territory and issuing instructions for bringing in police power and sanitation staff within the frontline employee class for the inoculation.
Amid the political turmoil, the opposition seized the chance and demanded the resignation of Narayanasamy, saying his authorities was in minority. However, Narayanasamy rejected the demand, claiming that his authorities continued to get pleasure from ‘majority’ within the meeting, which is ready to go for polls within the subsequent few months.
With resignations of 4 MLAs, the power of the Congress within the 33-member meeting has been decreased to 10 together with the Speaker. Its ally DMK has three members and an impartial additionally helps the federal government. The opposition has 14 MLAs.