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Beniwal denies any wrongdoing, insists she abided by law

Beniwal at Kolkata airport, Friday. (Subham Dutta) Beniwal at Kolkata airport, Friday. (Subham Dutta)
Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Posted: August 9, 2014 4:00 am

Sacked Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal on Friday denied any wrongdoing and claimed she had abided by the law in whatever she had done.

“Maine jo kam kiya, kaidey kanoon se kiya (whatever I have done, I have done in accordance with the law),” Beniwal said at the NSC Bose International Airport.

Beniwal, who was sacked as Mizoram Governor on Wednesday just two months before her tenure was to come to an end, arrived from Aizawl Friday evening.

Beniwal, 87, as the Governor of Gujarat had a running battle with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister.

The NDA government came under attack on Thursday over the sacking of Beniwal with the opposition parties calling it “political vendetta.”
However, the party rejected the charge by saying that “serious allegations” against her led to the sacking and insisted there was no politics behind it.

“There are serious allegations. The government has taken note of them and taken action,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, insisting that there was no politics behind it.

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