Kamla Beniwal denies wrongdoing, insists she abided by law

Beniwal was sacked as Mizoram Governor on Wednesday just two months before her tenure was to come to an end.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published: August 8, 2014 8:01 pm
Kamla Beniwal Kamla Beniwal

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

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

Beniwal, who was sacked as Mizoram Governor on Wednesday just two months before her tenure was to come to an end, arrived here 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”, a charge it rejected by saying the action followed “serious allegations” against her and insisted there was no politics behind it.

Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said there was “no politics” behind the decision.

The minister said “there are serious allegations. The government has taken note of them and taken action.”

Congress leader Manish Tewari dubbed Beniwal’s removal as a “classic case of political vendetta” and said the action was not in line with the Supreme Court judgement on removal of Governors.

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  1. T
    Aug 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm
    Political Vendetta, nothing else can explain this!
    1. S
      Aug 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm
      If serious allegations are enough to get fired, why are people who are Charged on something like rape made ministers in Modiji's government? Is this what he was voted in for to run his own empire on tax payer's shoulders?
      1. N
        Aug 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm
        Flying to home state 4 times week is not illegal in the strictest sense of law, but a crime nevertheless for wasting crores of public tax payer's money. And Congress is defending her. They are still shameless and have learnt nothing from their recent electoral drubbing.
        1. C
          Aug 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm
          Every accused tells the same old story let the investigation be done with out any wire pulling and let judiciary do their job for her statement to carry some weight. Jaihind