Kiran Bedi appointed as Puducherry Lt Governor

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was on Sunday appointed Lt Governor to Puducherry by President Pranab Mukherjee, news agency PTI reported.

Bedi, who served in the police force for over 30 years, had unsuccessfully contested the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections on a BJP ticket. She was earlier a part of the India Against Corruption movement led by activist Anna Hazare, but later parted ways.

"I look forward to giving every bit of myself to the responsibility. I am there for the benefit of the country. I flow with time. I am here to give my best every day, each day. I am grateful for the government's decision. They trusted me," Bedi said.

In the recently concluded Puducherry elections, the Congress-DMK won 17 seats defeating the AIADMK which managed to secure just four in the 30-member assembly.