Vendetta politics, says Congress on Beniwal sacking

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS): The Congress party and its allies Thursday slammed the Narendra Modi government for sacking Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, terming it a political vendetta, even as the government maintained the decision was taken in accordance with the constitution and there was "no politics in it".

A day after Beniwal, who was governor of Gujarat when Modi was chief minister, was given the sack orders, Congress leader Ajay Maken tweeted: "If Governor Kamla Beniwal was to be removed, why was she transferred to Mizoram only a few days back? #VendettaPolitics".

Beniwal, who had open run-ins with the Modi government in Gujarat, was transferred to Mizoram two months ago after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government came to power on May 26. 

Beniwal had two months left for retirement.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha in a tweet said: "Mr Modi's govt is unleashing vicious political vendetta on those who questioned him like sacked 87 yr old Governor Ms Kamla Beniwal. #shame"

Congress ally, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said: "There is one Supreme Court judgment and this is a clear violation of the judgment. It is a political vendetta. It is the most unfortunate thing that a government had acted against a lady governor."

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said: "If they wanted then they could have waited for two months more for her to retire. This is not a good message that they are giving."

Beniwal, who was earlier the governor of Gujarat, was shifted to Mizoram July 6.

Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu denied any politics in the sacking of Beniwal. 

"Action against Kamla Beniwal was taken in accordance with the constitution and there is no politics in it," Naidu told reporters outside parliament.

He also added that there were "serious allegations" against Beniwal, due to which the government took action.


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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 08 2014


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  • nazeer husain, jeddah saudi arabia

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Modi settling some personal scores.If governors not protected constitutionally ,its dangerous to democracy.Maximum sangh parivars retired thinkers are in que to get this governors post.Definitely mr modi will take care of them.

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  • vnayak, mangaloe/switzerland

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Congress should not support this lady. If you have seen the debate on her "looting" on Times Now she spent crores for her private pleasure flying every week to Rajasthan and spending 500 Days outside the state which she was supposed to "govern".

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  • Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal / Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    If BJP thinks what they have done to Beniwal is right and correct according to the constitution and there is no politics involved in it....then wait and watch you BJP guys.... your turn also will come after 5 years!!!

    What you people have "Lured to the Voters" to bring back the "Black Money Episode" and the main issue of bringing the "Price Rise Issue" down to help the common man has already showing results in last two month's time of your "Double Standards".

    Who is More Maun Mohan in Parliament the "World-Renowned Economist"... Dr. Manmohan Singh OR the "Humble Chaiwala"...(FEKU) Maun Modiji!!!!

    People of India have given him the mandate for five years. Let's wait and watch to what heights they (BJP) will take forward the Country in today's "Global Arena". Acche Din Aane wale hein...All we need is the patience to wait for five year term for Acche Din...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are all 85 and still want to be PM ...

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  • R Mallar, Kasaragod/ Dubai

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Vendetta? - Yes. No politics in it? - Wrong.
    Can congress cry foul? A BIG NO!!!
    Ideally, the constitution must be changed to bar active politicians, politicians who have recently retired, persons with accusation of wrong doing etc,. from appointment of higher posts.

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  • PEDDU, mangaluroo

    Thu, Aug 07 2014


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  • PEDDU, mangaluroo

    Thu, Aug 07 2014


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  • Amith, udupi

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    there should be a retiring age for politicians at 60 ...

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    ..One of the reason for sacking Ms.Beniwal sent to president says that Ms Beniwal allegedly involved in a land scam in Rajasthan during Congress Govt..She is accused of claiming cheap land meant for farmers after falsely stating in affidavits that she had tilled the land for 14 to 16 hours a day for 50 years, though she was a minister in the state's Congress government!!. Yeh tho farmer VADRA ka chaachi nikli yaar...

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Her Highness Governor Kamla Beniwal paid the price for asking corrupt chaaiwaala what is the volume of corruption without Lokayukta.

    If guard is not there thief can loot any amount as he likes.

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  • Anees, Karkala

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    PM means supreme in Indian Politics,can lease india to other country and can rule n command whatever comes on his one raise about his order..

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Shame on you dongi congis..... how dare you defend landlooter, book scamer, involved in various scams of 87 yrs old Ajji ???

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mlore Shj

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    So what Congress ?? Did you do any Love Affair with the non-congress state Govts in Gujrath or Karnataka when Modi or Yeddi was the CM with your Spy Governors ??. What goes around comes around. This is just the starting, aage aage congress ko bahuth bure din aane waale hai.

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  • Krishna, karkala

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    This lady is not a saint.
    She has never paid for her sins.
    She was involved in a major scams before she became Governor of Gujarat.

    Beniwal and many former Congress Ministers and political leaders from Rajasthan were accused in the 1,000-crore Jaipur Development Authority land scam. She was allocated expensive land at low prices on the basis of false affidavits and documents.

    Dr Kamla Beniwal had claimed to be a farm laborer putting in 16 hours of work every day for the past 41,000 days according to the records of Kisan Samuhik Krishi Sahakari Samiti Limited (KSKSSL), a cooperative body in Jaipur, based upon which land was allocated to her. The cooperatives registrar of Jaipur passed strong strictures against KSKSSL and in its inquiry concluded that the samiti's claim that they were farm labourers was false, and that the samiti had deliberately and intentionally given false statements. This issue was raised in Rajya Sabha during the pre-noon sitting which led to stalled proceedings and the House was then adjourned for 15 minutes.

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    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Modi's vendetta politics because she made Modi on toe regarding Lokayukta installation in Guj where went up to SC spending Guj tax payer's money of Rs 46 crore but still Modi failed to convince SC of the action of then Guv of Guj who was sacked today...SHAME ON MODI who did not spare an women GUV!!!

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Sh Ismail Perinje, I presume you've looked upon precedants of Smt Beniwal before arriving at such an awful conclusion...

    Our country has not seen such a corrupt & decadant old lady camouflaging under guise of a 'Governor'....Shame! Sometimes you need to assess both sides of the coin before commenting such insipid comments on DW

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  • anil, dubai

    Thu, Aug 07 2014

    Naidu you duffer open ur eyes n ears....there are serious allegation on modi, uma bharati, gadkari, irani etc then why are dey still in ministry posts? When will u take serious action on them?

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