The conflicts between Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and the BJP appointed Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi have been resulting in street politics, as the ruling coalition is unable the `interference’ of Bedi in day to day administration. Chief Minister, along with his entourage of ministers, spent the last night outside Kiran Bedi’s official residence, protesting against her authoritarian way of governance.
Wearing a black shirt and a black dhoti, the chief minister sat outside the Raj Nivas in Puducherry, yesterday, agitating against L-G Kiran Bedi for tying to meddle in the government’s day-to-day affairs. He was joined by his ministers and some Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmakers.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy demanded that she accord sanction for 39 government proposals, including a free rice scheme. “Kiran Bedi should mend her ways and sanction her approval to our decisions. If she wants, she can contest an election in Puducherry”, he added.
However, expressing surprive over Chief Minister’s action, Bedi yesterday wrote to Narayanasamy inviting him for a meeting on February 21. The L-G also tweeted the letter she wrote to the chief minister, urging him not to agitate, when the issue can be resolved over a dialogue.
Puducherry’s chief minister opposition to Bedi’s work comes in tow of the L-G hitting the roads recently, inspecting and urging two-wheeler riders to wear a helmet.The 69-year-old former IPS officer stood on the busy crossing connecting Puducherry and Viluppuram and stopped every two-wheeler motorist who was driving without a helmet. She also further slammed the Puducherry government, saying that Chief Minister is sabotaging the enforcement of road safety rules.