Puducherry, February 18: Tamilisai Soundararajan formally took additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry on Thursday. She was sworn in today as Lieutenant Governor, an additional charge, as she already holds the position of Telangana Governor. Chief Minister of the state V Narayanasamy was present at the ceremony.
He also welcomed the newly-appointed LG at Raj Nivas on Wednesday. “HCM Shri V Narayanasamy warmly welcomed the new HLG Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan at #RajNivas #Puducherry,” the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) Puducherry tweeted.
— CMOPuducherry (@CMPuducherry) February 17, 2021
Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, accompanied by Deputy Speaker M.N.R. Balan and Government whip R.K.R. Anandaraman met her at Raj Nivas and felicitated her.
A delegation of legislators belonging to the opposition and headed by the leader of the opposition and former chief minister N. Rangasamy called on her and presented bouquets.
Earlier, an official of the union territory handed over the warrant of appointment to the Telangana governor at Hyderabad.
Krishna Kumar Singh, spl. resident commissioner, Puducherry, called on the Telangana governor at Raj Bhavan and handed over the Warrant of Appointment “to discharge the duties as the Lt Governor of Pondicherry,” a Raj Bhavan press communique said in Hyderabad.
Soundararajan arrived here yesterday evening and sources said she offered worship at a Pillayar temple in the neighbourhood of Raj Nivas.
ராஜ்நிவாஸில் மேதகு கிரண் பேடி அவர்களை சந்தித்து அவர்களது பணிக்கு நன்றியை தெரிவித்து எனது பணிக்கு வாழ்த்துகளையும் பெற்றுக்கொண்டேன். pic.twitter.com/3nHIBGb5jt
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) February 17, 2021
Tamilisai Fourth Women Gov:
Puducherry has had four women as Lt Governor earlier, including Kiran Bedi.
This is the first time in the history of Puducherry that a Tamil speaking person has been posted as Lt Governor.
Kiran Bedi was removed from her post by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, as the Lt Governor of state.