The ongoing power tussle between the Chief Minister and Lt Governor escalated on Tuesday when CM V Narayanasamy alleged that L-G Kiran Bedi is violating the ruling of High Court and interfering in day-to-day functioning of the government. Reacting to his statement, Bedi maintained that the rules apply to both the Chief Minister and herself.
Narayanasamy further blamed the Centre of showing a step-motherly attitude towards Puducherry and initiating no action against Bedi despite several representations.
Reacting to Narayanasamy’s statement that he does not want Bedi to be a ‘rubber stamp,’ but should function as per rules, the Lt Governor in a WhatsApp message said “Yes indeed, rules apply to both and bad and crude language and derogatory posters and lies are not part of the rules. Who is doing that,” she asked.
She asked, who is holding back Ministers, even when they want to come to Raj Nivas, from meeting her. They come at night on scooter camouflaged, she said and asked do you know that they came. What rules are these, she wondered. Bedi also asked him who is directing officers not to be part of social media for people welfare.