Congress MLAs lash out during Kiran Bedi for ‘autocratic functioning’, ask Centre to rein her

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Puducherry: Openly aggressive Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in a backdrop of moving ties with a Congress regime in Puducherry, a statute celebration MLAs exclusive a ministers and a Assembly Speaker on Friday indicted her of behaving in a “dictatorial style” and sought a Centre’s involvement to rein her.

A day after Bedi cancelled a orders of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy banning use of amicable media for official
communication, 8 of a 15 Congress MLAs in a Union Territory pronounced they have sent a corner chit to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh angry about her “publicity mongering” and “rigidly strict character of functioning”.

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. ReutersPuducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Reuters

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Reuters

“If Puducherry has to be a on-going Union Territory it can't be opposing in communications. Hence @CM_Puducherry’s sequence stands cancelled: @PMOIndia (sic),” Bedi tweeted yesterday, in an escalation of moving ties with a Congress supervision in Puducherry.

Addressing a corner press conference, a MLAs pronounced Bedi was not behaving in coordination with a inaugurated method given presumption a bureau on 29 May last.

Former apportion K Lakshminarayanan, a orator of a organisation of MLAs, pronounced they urged Singh to intervene and approach Bedi to “function in consent with a decisions a inaugurated supervision takes instead of behaving arbitrarily and in a compulsory style.”

“We have drawn a courtesy of a Union Home Minister to undemocratic and broadside mongering control of Kiran
Bedi,” he said.

Out of a 15 Congress MLAs in a 30-member Assembly, 8 addressed a press meet. The other 7 legislators are incumbents of inherent posts such as arch minister, ministers and Speaker.

Asked if they wanted a Centre to remember a Lt Governor, Lakshminarayanan pronounced “We do not make such demand.
We usually titillate a Union Home Minister to meddle and forestall Kiran Bedi from behaving arbitrarily and from contravening all a set manners and regulations and encroaching on a powers of a inaugurated ministry.”

The memorandum, a duplicate of that was distributed to media, pronounced that ever given Bedi insincere bureau “her control was in such a inlet that it was suggestive of what Administrator would be like if Puducherry was underneath President’s rule.”

It pronounced a arch apportion with about 25 years of knowledge as a parliamentarian and Union apportion did not
wish any collision march with her and preferred to have ‘cordial relations’ with a Lt Governor for smooth
functioning of a particular approved institutions.

“Unfortunately this had not been reciprocated in a correct suggestion by a Lt Governor,” a chit said, adding a termination of a CM’s sequence opposite amicable media usage had sent “an open vigilance for collision march selected by Lt Governor opposite an inaugurated government.

“It was also settled that in a eventuality of any disproportion of opinion with inaugurated government, a Lt Governor should attempt to settle by mutual discussions and during a many by creation a anxiety to a Centre to tackle any feud as had been laid down in statues.

“But unfortunately from day one Kiran Bedi had been rigidly strict and formidable in her opinion towards
inaugurated government’s supervision of a administration giving arise to controversies and drawing criticisms from several sections including political parties,” it said.

The chit pronounced her control was not gainful for well-spoken administration of Puducherry and on a discordant “it is uncivilised of a Constitutional management allocated by a Centre to be a Administrator here”.

It sought directions from Union Home Minister to a Lt Governor “to act in consent with inaugurated government’s
decisions before a benefaction conditions snowballed into a inherent crisis”.

Besides Lakshminarayanan, a other MLAs who are signatories to a chit are Deputy Speaker VP Sivakolundhu, supervision whip R K R Anandaraman, V Vijayaveny, E Theeppainthan, T Jayamoorthy, N Dhanavelu, and M NR Balan.

The latest attrition in a ties between Bedi and a supervision came after Bedi cancelled a arch minister’s
2 Jan sequence banning use of WhatsApp for central communication even as Bedi was pulling with her devise to
foster WhatsApp communication by officials.

She had recently shaped a WhatsApp organisation for sell of information and sum of doing of various
supervision schemes with an Officer on Special Duty during Raj Nivas as a organisation administrator.

The government’s round was seen as a opposite to Bedi suspending a Puducherry Civil Service officer for posting an “obscene” video shave on a WhatsApp group.

First Published On : Jan 6, 2017 22:33 IST

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