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SHOCKING : Kiran Bedi to quit from governor post ,courtesy congress government

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) gestures to India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi upon his arrival at a campaign rally ahead of state assembly elections in New Delhi January 31, 2015. Modi is facing his first state election defeat since taking charge last year, opinion polls show, a result that would dent his chances of consolidating power needed to speed up an economic recovery. Picture taken January 31, 2015. To match INDIA-ELECTION/DELHI REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4O1QZ

Amid growing differences between her and the Congress government, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said on Saturday that she would quit the post in May next year on completion of two years in office.

“I have given myself a tenure here. I shall relinquish my office on 29 May, 2018 when I complete two years in Puducherry,” she said in a communication to PTI.

Bedi said that she has already informed her ‘seniors’ about this.
Kiran Bedi. PTIKiran Bedi.

Her statement comes a day after Congress MLAs shot off a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about Bedi’s style of functioning in the backdrop of her cancelling an order of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy banning officials from using social media for official communication.

The former IPS officer, who was sworn in as the Lt Governor of the Union Territory on 29 May, 2016, had initiated several measures including steps to check crimes and corruption and for a garbage-free Puducherry.
There had been differences between her and the government on occasions, though Narayanasamy had maintained the ties were cordial.

In an apparent reference to Bedi’s direct interactions with government officials, Narayanasamy had in the past said the elected ministry should not be overlooked.
In August last year, Bedi had allegedly threatened to quit her post and leave Puducherry over alleged lack of cooperation (from officials) for her clean Puducherry Mission.

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