They presented shawls and bouquets to Bedi at the Raj Nivas, which saw a stream of visitors. Speaker V Vaithilingam also presented a shawl to her.
Bedi had called on the Chief Minister at his residence on May 30 on his 71st birthday. Soon after receiving well wishers, Bedi proceeded to Karaikal, an enclave of Puducherry, around noon to address a series of meetings convened by Agriculture Minister R Kamalakannan and also visited the shrine of Lord Dharbarenswarar at Tirunallar before returning to Puducherry. She attended a function in Pondicherry University to launch a programme ‘University’s Social Responsibility’.
Bedi and Narayanasamy have been at loggerheads over various issues, including medical admissions, civic problems and induction of three nominated MLAs belonging to the BJP since she became Lieutenant Governor on May 22, 2016. The Chief Minister has often criticised her with ‘interfering’ in routine administration.