Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry on Thursday, days after Kiran Bedi was faraway from the submit. Soundararajan, a former president of the Tamil Nadu BJP, had been given further cost of Puducherry by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Soundararajan was sworn in by Chief Justice of the Madras Excessive Court docket Sanjib Banerjee on the Raj Nivas. She took the oath in Tamil. Amongst those that attended the ceremony had been Meeting Speaker V P Sivakolundhu, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Chief of Opposition N Rangasamy.
Soundararajan is the fifth lady to carry the submit of Lt Governor of Puducherry, after Chandrawati, Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Rajani Rai and Kiran Bedi.
Felt Proud & Pleased to take the Oath of Workplace in My mom tongue – Tamil because the #LieutenantGovernor of #Puducherry at #RajNivas immediately Within the Presence of Honble Chief Justice of Madras Excessive Court docket ,Honble CM ,Ex CM,Cupboard Colleagues Legislators, Senior Officers & Public. pic.twitter.com/lLXPlFgBkL
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) February 18, 2021
Bedi, with whom the Narayanasamy authorities has had a long-running battle, was eliminated months forward of the Puducherry elections.
Narayanasamy stated Bedi’s removing was “an extended pending demand of the Puducherry folks”. Bedi, he stated, “was behaving in an autocratic method, violating the foundations of enterprise, making an attempt to run a parallel authorities, (and) issuing impartial orders in opposition to the desires of the elected authorities…”
The event occurred on the identical day Narayanasamy’s authorities appeared to have lost majority following the resignation of two MLAs in two days.
(With inputs from PTI)