It is seriously objectionable, says Kiran Bedi on her ‘Hitler’ posters; CM V Narayanasamy expresses disapproval

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi had tweeted a picture of a poster on Thursday which portrayed herself as German dictator Adolf Hitler. It was allegedly made by a Congress unit as part of its ‘Condemnation Agitation against the Central government and the Lt Governor for the process of nominating MLAs.’

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 10:29 pm
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Reacting to the poster of herself portrayed as German dictator Adolf Hitler, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Friday said it was ‘seriously objectionable’. “Persons can be disliked but sanctity of the status of the lieutenant governor office must not be compromised. Respectful means of protest can be found without disrespecting constitutional offices,” Bedi tweeted after putting her posters, portraying her dubiously as Hitler and Goddess Kaali on her tweeter handle.

“These posters are not in good taste for office of a lieutenant governor. These posters are in poor taste. They are really an attempt at lowering the status of the office of lieutenant governor,” she added in her tweets.

Bedi had tweeted the picture of a poster on Thursday which was allegedly made by a Congress unit as part of its ‘Condemnation Agitation against the Central government and the Lt Governor for the process of nominating MLAs.’

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy also expressed his disapproval. Addressing reporters in Puducherry, the CM said although every one has the right to air views to protect the elected government’s privileges, “there should be (…) restraint in making comments or depicting caricatures or displaying posters on lieutenant governor.”

This has become the latest flashpoint in a series of altercations between the Congress-led Puducherry government and the office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Governor Bedi had previously come under attack from the Congress after swearing-in three persons, nominated by the Centre, as members of the Legislative Assembly on July 4. The three, inducted as members of the Puducherry Assembly, are V Saminathan (president of Puducherry unit of BJP), K G Shankar (its treasurer) and S Selvaganapathy (an educationist and member of the BJP in Puducherry). Read: Kiran Bedi tweets out alleged Congress-made poster showing her as Adolf Hitler. Click here.

Members of the Congress protested against the induction. CM Narayanasamy accompanied by PCC chief and PWD Minister A Namassivayam, party MLAs and functionaries participated in the demonstration held at neighbouring Thavalakuppam village.

A bandh was also observed on July 8 in Puducherry to protest against the “undemocratic style of functioning of the Lt Governor and the nomination of three BJP activists by the Centre without adhering to democratic procedures.” The parties also sought ouster of Bedi. They had previously held a fast on July 7.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. V
    vishal singh
    Jul 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    I like u jio
    1. K
      Jul 22, 2017 at 5:27 am
      Kiran Bedi looks much better with the mustache. Keep it, it reveals her personality and makes her intentions more transparent. Kicked out of Delhi and trying to give a foothold to the BJP-RSS in the South. This is Hindi heartland Hitlerism.
      1. Jagdish Chandra
        Jul 22, 2017 at 5:00 am
        How successful anyone may be police officer that is not license that she may be registered exemplary success in politics? These views endorsed from the last assembly election in Delhi, when BJP purpose her to BJP CM candidate but voters did not endorsed it, which was great shocked even to party for such dismissal performance when party is favourable to form Govt in Delhi. Politicians are however taints with blemished, but it represent the public representatives who has naturally instinct to compromise rather to Pretoria mentality. Golden law is that Govt can only run by mix administrative measures Letter and Spirit, but those press panic button Letter face the same fate, Lieutenant governor of Pondicherry is facing.
        1. S
          Jul 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm
          Failed to get elected, but managed to get nominated. Now enjoying the authority that goes with the office, but does not like any criticism.
          1. C
            Jul 22, 2017 at 5:03 am
            Obviously, she was planted with a purpose and that is to harass and illate which was once a stable government. There is enough evidence that shows that she is not wanted. There is no use complaining. Just get out.
          2. G
            Jul 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm
            That is why she got the boot from Delhi assembly elections. We do not want a Hitler in Delhi. Same applies to other BJP functionaries.
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