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Kannan welcomes appointment of Kiran Bedi as Lt governor

Wednesday, May 25, 2016,12:05 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Puducherry | AIADMK leader P Kannan today welcomed the appointment of former top IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lt Governor of the union territory. Bedi is a bold person and had established a name by her capacity and capability, he told reporters here.

He said Puducherry needed such as an officer at a time when there had been a debate over the law and order situation in the Union territory Bedi will be sworn in the Lt Governor on May 29. Lt General (retired) A K Singh, Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is holding the post in Puducherry since July 2014 as additional charge.

On the performance of AIADMKin Puducherry in recent assembly elections, Kannan, a former Congress leader who joined the Dravidian party on the eve of the polls, said a `thorough review would be done to identify the reasons responsible for the party not winning larger number of seats.

We will have to a do a major surgery, he said without elaborating. Had AIADMK been voted to power here also, all the welfare measures announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and party supremo Jayalalithaa in the neighbouring state, would have been emulated in the union territory also, he said.

AIADMK, which fought the elections on its own in all the 30 Assembly segments, could win only four.

Kannan himself was defeated in Rajbhavanconstituency Congress nominee K Lakshminarayanan.