A verbal spat between Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan broke out during a government function on Tuesday. The argument reportedly broke out over the duration of the MLA’s speech.
The MLA who wasn’t even listed for speech or invited on stage was given a chance to speak after the governor’s approval. But when he went on speaking for a long time, Bedi asked him to cut short his speech. In the video, Bedi can be seen requesting the MLA to leave the stage.
#WATCH Verbal spat on stage between Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi and AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan at a government function. The argument reportedly broke out over duration of MLA’s speech pic.twitter.com/bptFSr80nC
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2018
When the MLA refused to listen, Bedi ordered to switch off the mike.
An MLA’s Mike had to b turned off when he persistently rejected any req from panel of Hble Ministers to limit his speech.
He rejected all appeals. He shouted back. I hav seen him do this earlier too. Event was to give away awards for good work done in making Puducherry ODF @ANI
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 2, 2018
This led to a serious argument between the two and the MLA started shouting on stage.
Responding to the incident, MLA A Anbalagan said Bedi is standing as a hurdle in way of development. “MLAs aren’t at all respected. Everything is conducted in a very undemocratic manner. She should change her attitude. She is the main person standing as hurdle in way of development in Puducherry,” he said.
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