Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan’s Resignation Initiates Process for New Appointments in Telangana and Puducherry

"Telangana Governor and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan Resigns, President Notified"

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan’s Unexpected Resignation Marks Shift in Political Landscape of Telangana and Puducherry.

Telangana Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundararajan, has announced her resignation, as confirmed by Raj Bhavan sources on Monday. Soundararajan tendered her resignation to President of India, Droupadi Murmu.

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan resigns
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan / Image Credits: DD News

The official communique from Raj Bhavan stated, “The Hon’ble Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has tendered her resignation with immediate effect. The resignation has been submitted to the Honourable President of India.”

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No specific reason was provided for Soundararajan’s decision to step down from her roles. However, it marks a significant development in the political landscape of both Telangana and Puducherry.

As the Governor of Telangana, Soundararajan had been serving since September 2019, succeeding E.S.L. Narasimhan. Additionally, she held the position of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry since February 2021, following the removal of Kiran Bedi.

Soundararajan’s resignation will prompt the initiation of the process to appoint a new Governor for Telangana and a Lieutenant Governor for Puducherry, with the President expected to make the appointments in due course.

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