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12:18 pm - Monday February 27, 2017

Govt says no politics behind sacking of Beniwal

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Agencies, New Delhi
Amid opposition charge of political vendetta in the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, Government on Thursday said the decision was prompted by “serious allegations” against her and insisted there was no politics behind it.

Beniwal, who had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister, was sacked last night as Governor of Mizoram just two months before her tenure comes to an end.

Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said the move was in accordance with Constitutional principles. “…the decision to remove Kamla Beniwal, the Governor is in accordance with Constitutional principles and conventions with the due approval of the President of India,” Prasad told reporters outside Parliament.

He said that if the government has to say anything more, it will be done on the floor of Parliament.

Responding to Congress allegation of political vendetta behind the move, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that there is “no politics” behind the decision.

“Action against Mizoram Governor is no violation against the Supreme Court’s earlier judgement.

Action has been taken within rules and within the Constitution.

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