Kiran Bedi’s conduct unbecoming: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

In the Assembly, Narayanasamy insisted that Bedi has to work according to the advice of the council of ministers.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published:June 6, 2017 4:50 am
kiran bedi, kiran bedi puducherry, puducherry chief minister, kiran bedi v narayanasamy, india news In a series of tweets, Narayanasamy said that he had brought many of the issues to the notice of the Prime Minister and Union home minister and that “she is not fit’’ to be an L-G. File

Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Monday lashed out at Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi in the Assembly while asking legislators not to allow her entry into their constituencies if she visits without prior information.

Responding to DMK’s R Siva, who raised the issue of Bedi’s attacks on him on social media, Narayanasamy said that her conduct had become “unbecoming” of the position she holds. He added that Bedi has “lowered the dignity” of her office through her unsubstantiated charges against his government. Narayanasamy targeted her weekend trips outside Puducherry town and warned officers that they should not accompany her without permission from ministers.

In a series of tweets, Narayanasamy said that he had brought many of the issues to the notice of the Prime Minister and Union home minister and that “she is not fit’’ to be an L-G. He accused Bedi of “abusing” officers, ministers and MLAs. He added that Bedi does not understand that Puducherry has a separate identity and an elected government that has powers.

In the Assembly, Narayanasamy insisted that Bedi has to work according to the advice of the council of ministers. He added that at no cost can the rights of an elected government be undermined.

The Chief Minister cited Article 240 (1) and said that when the President’s administrative control ceased to exist after the legislative body was created, an appointee (L-G) of the President had no powers over and above the council of minister and elected representatives.

Narayanasamy asked Bedi to learn from Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, who “allows smooth functioning of the administration’’. He tweeted that Bedi “is behaving in an autocratic manner, violating the norms”. He said that Bedi did not approve the waiver of co-operative loans for farmers.

Opposition parties backed demands for a resolution seeking Bedi’s recall and suggested boycott of the Presidential poll if the Centre does not accept it.

Bedi reacted saying that she does not respond to noise. “I understand why it is being made. I care for Puducherry and its people. Specially the vulnerable. I will continue to ensure that the interests of Puducherry are well served and protected,” she told The Indian Express.

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    Patnam Umamaheshwaran
    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    She is just fit to be traffic constable
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Jun 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm
      Thought provoking remark.
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      Bhola
      Jun 6, 2017 at 9:56 am
      The looters are aggrieved lot as the governers and LG s are no more puppets as in congress era they have been responsible to their rights and duties now. The union teritorry chief ministers want to act like king Solomon as Kejriwal shows every day.So dear chief minister every child knows what is in your power and not.Kiren Bedi Knows the rules much better than you.So take her advice for betterment of Puducherry.
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        M.n. Rao
        Jun 6, 2017 at 9:54 am
        When most of the elected representatives are corrupt and a LG or a Governor who is absolutely straight takes over, the problem starts. This may happen in Puducherry or Delhi or any other State.
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          Mahesh
          Jun 6, 2017 at 8:31 am
          BJP is not allowing Democratically Elected Government to Functions using its stooge like Bedi.
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            srs
            Jun 6, 2017 at 9:36 am
            She has exposed the scam of college admissions and did not allow cheating and malpractice in admissions. Do your research and then barkc
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            dv1936
            Jun 6, 2017 at 8:12 am
            Another Delhi like drama
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              Rahul
              Jun 6, 2017 at 8:06 am
              Bedi could not win even MLA seat and lost deposit but chamchgiri and Safron Gunda Raj made her LG.
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                nagaraj vaidyanathan
                Jun 6, 2017 at 7:43 am
                The illiterate CM talks of ethics and protocols !!!
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                  sandeep sharma
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 6:45 am
                  working person despised by those who want to be seen working without actually working ...carry on Kiran Bedi as always you are inspiration
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