Published On: Sun, May 29th, 2016

Former IPS officer Bedi takes oath as Pondy LG

New Delhi: Former IPS officer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry on Sunday.

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi being sworn in as the Pondy LG.

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi being sworn in as the Pondy LG.

The post is lying vacant since the exit of Veerendra Kataria in July 2014.

Bedi succeeds Lieutenant General (retired) A K Singh, the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar islands, who was holding the additional charge of Puducherry so far.

“I am here to give all I have, all the energy I have. We all visualise a prosperous Puducherry and that is going to be my mantra. We shall deliver this responsibility through three principal mantras,” she said after the oath ceremony.

Bedi was administered oath by Madras High Court judge justice Huluvadi G Ramesh in presence of Chief Minister nominee V Narayanasamy.

Bedi, the first woman IPS officer in the country, is a recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award for her contribution in building positive relationship between the police and the people. She is the fourth woman incumbent in Puducherry Raj Nivas.

Her appointment acquires added significance as a new government is going to take oath in the Union Territory in a couple of days.

Inputs with ANI

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