New Delhi/ Port Blair, May 22: President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Kiran Bedi as the new Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Puducherry on Sunday. A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said here the appointment would come into force from the time she assumes office.
Currently, Lt Gen A.K. Singh (retd) holds the charge in addition to being Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He was given the charge in July 2014 after the Narendra Modi Government removed Virendra Kataria, former Punjab Pradesh Congress chief, from the post.
In the just concluded elections, the Congress-DMK combine won majority in the 30-member state Assembly, with the Congress winning 15 and the DMK 2 seat.
The country’s first woman police officer had unsuccessfully contested the Delhi Assembly elections as the chief ministerial candidate of the BJP. Not only she lost in the Aam Aadmi Party wave, the BJP could win just three seats in the 70-member assembl