KAMLA BENIWAL

  • Have worked in accordance with law: Beniwal August 10, 2014

    Sacked Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal on Sunday said she did her work in the right spirit and abided by the law. Beniwal, who arrived at her residence, told reporters, "Whatever I have done, I have done in accordance with law." She, however, refused to answer other queries. Kamla Beniwal, who had a...
  • Governor's post has become a white elephant: Shiv Sena August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Calling gubernatorial posts as 'white elephants', Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Kamla Beniwal's sacking as Mizoram Governor and said that the "Congress has reaped what it sowed". "Defeated Congress leaders are shedding tears over Beniwal's removal, calling it vindictive politics," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said. "But what is wrong...
  • Political appointees should resign with change of government: UP Governor Ram Naik August 8, 2014

    UP Governor Ram Naik, who on Friday took additional charge of Rajasthan, said political appointees keeping in mind the tradition, should resign voluntarily withthe change of government. Replying to a question on whether Governors should resign in such cases, Naik said there has been a tradition in the country of "proactive...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Vinod Kumar Duggal sworn in as governor of Mizoram August 8, 2014

    Aizawl: Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, appointed to take additional gubernatorial charge of Mizoram, was swornin on Friday evening. Justice LS Jamir, sitting judge at the Aizawl Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court administered the oath of office to Duggal in the presence...
  • Government must tell reason behind sacking Kamla Beniwal: Manish Tewari August 8, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari hit out at the government for sacking Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal. He said, "The government must come out very clean. If at all it is the government's case that they have sacked the former Governor of Gujarat, who was transferred to Mizoram, because of alleged...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • Centre defends Kamla Beniwal's sacking, says decision based on dossier against her August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal has generated a political storm, the Centre has stuck to its stand and defended the move. Government sources say that their were several allegations against Kamla Beniwal which were probed by both the Gujarat and Rajasthan governments and the...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal removed due to political vendetta: Sachin Pilot August 7, 2014

    Condemning the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, Rajasthan Congress said her removal is "unconstitutional" and has been done due to "political vendetta". In a statement issued here, Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot said Beniwal has a special image in Indian politics as a former Cabinet minister and Deputy Chief Minister...
  • Sacked governor Kamla Beniwal misused her office to fly repeatedly to Rajasthan: sources August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has defended its decision to sack Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram. Government sources say that the allegations against Kamla Beniwal were probed by both the Gujarat and Rajasthan government and the report was sent to the Centre. The report said that Beniwal misused her...
  • Controversies relating to the office of the Governor resurface: Can we restore healthy conventions? August 7, 2014

    The removal of Kamla Beniwal as Governor of Mizoram is a controversy that the Central government could have clearly avoided. A two month wait, by when she would have completed her five year term as Governor, would have prevented the charge of vindictiveness and partisanship from being laid at door...
  • Congress targets Centre over Mizoram Governor Beniwal's sacking, BJP defends the move August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A row has erupted over the sacking of Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. The Congress has demanded explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh on why Beniwal has been sacked while other political parties have also questioned the move. "This is a violation...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal sacked August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamla Beniwal, who had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister, was sacked as Governor of Mizoram just two months before her tenure comes to an end. "The President has directed that Dr. (Smt.) Kamla shall cease to hold the office of the Governor...
  • OP Kohli takes oath as Gujarat Governor July 16, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP, OP Kohli was swornin as the 24th Governor of Gujarat at a ceremony held on Wednesday. At the beginning, Chief Secretary to Gujarat Government, Varesh Sinha read out the warrant of appointment by the President of India about Kohli's appointment as...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation accepted July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation was accepted and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva has been given the additional charge. Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjede has accepted the resignation of Wanchoo as Governor of Goa and has appointed Alva, Governor of Rajasthan,...
  • Gujarat governor's transfer is political: Congress July 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Reacting to the transfer of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram, Congress said it was a "political transfer" and an "act to damage democracy" by the BJP. "It is a political transfer. Earlier, she was asked to resign, but she had declined. A governor should not depend on the...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modiled NDA government is set to shuffle around UPA appointed governors. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal has been transferred as Governor of Mizoram on Sunday. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor in addition to her own duties. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has been...
  • Gujarat gets Lokayukta after a decade December 11, 2013

    Gandhinagar: Retired Gujarat High Court Judge DP Buch was on Wednesday sworn in as the state's fourth Lokayukta, a post that lay vacant for a decade and over which Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Kamla Beniwal were on a collision course for three years. Justice Buch(retd) was sworn in...
  • Gujarat Governor approves appointment of DP Buch as state Lokayukta November 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal on Friday approved the appointment of Justice (retd) DP Buch as the Lokayukta of the state, paving the way for filling up of the post, which has been lying vacant for the last ten years. "The Governor has accepted the advice tendered by the...
  • Modi govt recommends appointment of DP Buch as Gujarat Lokayukta November 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi government on Wednesday recommended to Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal to appoint former high court judge DP Buch as Lokayukta of the state. The post of Lokayukta has been lying vacant since Justice RM Soni's term expired in 2003. "The state cabinet meeting headed by chief minister Modi recommended...
  • CPI takes a jibe at Modi, says Gujarat needs a full time Chief Minister September 27, 2013

    Taking a dig at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday asked Governor Kamla Beniwal and the ruling party to appoint "a fulltime" Chief Minister in Gujarat. "As the Constitutional head of the state, we demand that Governor Kamla Beniwal and the BJP, if...
  • Modi at loggerheads with Gujarat Governor over Lokayukta appointment September 3, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal are at loggerheads once again. The Governor has rejected and sent back the proposed Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill to the State Assembly. The new Bill seeks to give all powers regarding the appointment of the state Lokayukta to the...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill April 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress on Friday announced to launch a statewide 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' against the recently passed Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Bill which it termed as an "antifarmer" bill. "From April 10 we will launch a 12day 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' from Dwarka to Ambaji against the Gujarat Irrigation and...
  • SC dismisses review plea of Gujarat govt on Lokayukta March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Gujarat government's petition seeking review of its judgement upholding the appointment of Justice (retd) RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. A bench comprising justices BS Chauhan and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla did not find merit in the review petition filed...
  • SC upholds appointment of Justice Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    CM Narendra Modi had appealed against this appointment claiming that the appointment was unconstitutional. ...
  • Modi govt's attitude will not be a challenge: Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the Supreme Court upheld the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat, Justice (retd) RA Mehta on Wednesday said the Modi government's attitude will not come in the way of his work. "I don't think Modi government's attitude will be a challenge for Lokayukta," Mehta said in reply to a...
  • Appointment row was never an issue for me: Gujarat Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    Justice RA Mehta refused to comment on the Supreme Court ruling upholding his appointment as the Gujarat Lokayukta, saying it was never an issue for him. ...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta appointment row: Teesta welcomes SC ruling January 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta, in a blow to the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • SC upholds appointment of Justice Mehta as Guj Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta. Governor Kamla Beniwal had appointed Justice Mehta as the state Lokayukta in August 2011, after the post had remained vacant for eight years. CM Narendra...