Beniwal sacked in accordance with Constitution: Naidu
Parliamentary Affairs minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said that the decision to sack Kamla Beniwal as Mizoram governor was taken in accordance with Constitution and there was “no politics in it”. “Action against Kamla Beniwal was taken in accordance with the Constitution and there is no politics in it,” Naidu told reporters outside parliament.
He also added that there were “serious allegations” against Beniwal, due to which the government took action. The Narendra Modi government Wednesday sacked Kamla Beniwal as Mizoram’s governor.
Beniwal, 87, who was earlier the governor of Gujarat, was shifted to Mizoram July 6. Beniwal had a strained relationship with Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat.
The Narendra Modi government Wednesday sacked Kamla Beniwal as Mizoram’s governor, an official statement said.
Former union home secretary Vinod Kumar Duggal, who is the governor of Manipur, will hold the additional charge of Mizoram.
The 87-year-old Beniwal, who had a strained relationship with Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat and she its governor, is the second governor to be removed from her post by the National Democratic Alliance government.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said: “The president has directed that Kamla Beniwal shall cease to hold the office of the governor of Mizoram.”
It said Duggal will discharge the functions of the governor of Mizoram, in addition to his own duties, until further orders.
Among those who resigned after the government’s signals were B.L. Joshi (Uttar Pradesh), M.K. Narayanan (West Bengal), Shekhar Dutt (Chhattisgarh), Ashwani Kumar (Nagaland), and B.V. Wanchoo (Goa)