Pondy Lt Gov demits office

Puducherry: Lt Governor of Puducherry, Lt General (retd) A K Singh today demitted office after holding the post as additional charge for nearly two years.

Lt General (retd) A K Singh
Lt General (retd) A K Singh today demitted office of Lt Governor of Puducherry as former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will assume office on May 29.

Singh is Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and has been holding additional charge of Puducherry since July 2014.

He left from here for Chennai en route to Port Blair after taking the salute at a guard of honour presented by Puducherry Police outside Raj Nivas.

Chief Secretary Manoj Parida, IG of Police Kannan Jagadeesan, newly-elected legislators of Puducherry including former Chief Minister N Rangasamy and Lok Sabha MP R Radhakrishnan and other officials saw him off at Raj Nivas.

Singh, on the occasion, thanked the outgoing chief minister and his team of ministers for their cooperation and support.

Former IPS officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi, who has been appointed the new Lt Governor of Puducherry, will assume office on May 29.

Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Sanjay Kishan Kaul will administer the oath of office and secrecy to her, a Raj Nivas official said.