Former Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi may become Puducherry Lt. Governor

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Former Delhi Police commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi may be appointed as the next Puducherry Lt governor. The ex-Delhi Police chief’s five-year tenure at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will end on February 28.

The speculation came after the President’s rule was imposed in Puducherry by the Centre as no political party came forward to form the government in the Union Territory.

Bassi is a 1977 batch IPS officer. He served as the Delhi Police chief from August 2013 to February 2016.

Puducherry has been witnessing high political drama since last week. Days after the resignation of Congress MLAs, Narayanasamy resigned on February 22 ahead of the confidence vote as his government was reduced to a minority.

Earlier, the Centre removed Kiran Bedi from the coveted post on February 16. Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind assigned the additional charge of Puducherry to Telengana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.