Kamla Beniwal, who had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister, was tonight sacked as Governor of Mizoram just two months before her tenure comes to an end.
"The President has directed that Dr. (Smt.) Kamla shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Mizoram," a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said tonight, exactly a month after she was shifted to Aizwal from Ahmedabad.
Governor of Manipur V K Duggal has been asked to discharge the functions of the Governor of Mizoram until regular arrangements are made, the communique said.
The sacking order brings to an end the gubernatorial tenure of 87-year-old Congress leader from Rajasthan who battled with the Modi government over the appointment of Lokayukta and some legislations during her tenure in Gujarat.
During her confrontation with Modi, Beniwal appointed retired Justice R A Mehta as Lokayukta in Gujarat against which the state went in appeal to the High Court and later the Supreme Court which upheld it last year. However, it was another story that Justice Mehta did not take up the post and Modi's government named a new nominee.
Beniwal also sat over legislations passed by the state Assembly one of which provided for 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies.
Beniwal was first appointed as Governor of Tripura in October, 2009 the first woman to be appointed as governor in the Northeast. However, a month later she was appointed as Gujarat Governor.
Beniwal is the second Governor to be sacked after the removal of Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria. Soon after the Modi Government assumed office, some Governors were forced to resign while a few a resisted and are still in office.
Interestingly, another Congress leader Margaret Alva appointed by the UPA government was allowed to conclude her tenure in Jaipur yesterday.
Though small, it is a consolation that she faced an "ignominous exit" before she could honorably resign or retire.
Misusing the government facilities for private purpose is a crime which this lady did. She deserves the sack.
This lady is not a saint. She was in the company of crooks, namely congressis, who are all out to defend her. The cat will come out of the bag slowly. Some congies were involved in the scam as well.
'' Modi is a very vindictive man. All those who took him on in Gujarat should beware! '' ANWAAR, DALLAS
Anwaar, please do not go to India in the next ten years. Who knows? You may be in jail because of so many gutter rubbish you said against him. Better go to Pakistan where your in-laws live.
Outlook cunningly did not indicate what are the charges against Beniwal .
She went to her Home Town-JAIPUR - 500 times being a Governor of Gujarat.
SHE PERFORMED 500 PLUS 500 =1000 TRIPS IN THE GUJARAT STATE AIRCRAFT ON YOUR'S AND MINE MONEY !
The CAG has estimated the loss to the EXCHEQUER TO THE TUNE OF Rs 8 CRORES !!
PREZIDENT OF INDIA PARNAB MUKHERJEE IS AN EXTREMELY SENIOR STATESMAN .HE WOULD NOT DISMISS A GOVERNOR IF THERE WERE NO SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST HER meriting dismal !!!
It will be deterent to others that even Governors are accountable to the Public..
She deserved the sack !!!