Updated March 18th, 2024 at 12:19 IST

BREAKING: Tamilisai Resigns As Telangana Governor, May Contest Lok Sabha Elections

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan is likely to resign from the constitutional post to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, claimed sources.

Reported by: Ronit Singh
BREAKING: Tamilisai Likely to Resign As Telangana Governor, May Contest Lok Sabha Elections | Image:PTI/File
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Hyderabad: Telangana Puducherry Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday resigned from the constitutional post to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, claimed sources. 

Tamilisai has sent her resignation letter to President Droupadi Murmu, according to reports. 

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There is massive speculation that the former President of the BJP in Tamil Nadu might run in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Tuticorin, claimed sources. 

Earlier in February, Governor Soundararajan expressed her desire to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Puducherry but said that it is upto the prime minister and home minister to decide on her role.

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“My desire is to be a people’s representative but I will abide by the decision of the PM and home minister,” she said at a press conference at Raj Nivas organised on her completion of three years in the office.

In the face of opposition from various quarters, including some BJP members, against fielding someone from another state in Puducherry, Dr Soundararajan said that she has always considered Puducherry as her own place.

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The 2024 Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in seven phases from April 19 till June 1. The counting of votes and declaration of result for all 543 seats will be done on June 4.

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Published March 18th, 2024 at 11:21 IST