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Stop criticism or face consequences, Pondy CM to Bedi

Chief Minister V Narayansamy cautioned Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to stop criticising the government and posting baseless allegations against the Ministers and legislators in her Twitter and WhatsApp forthwith, failing which she should be made to face the consequences.

Stop criticism or face consequences, Pondy CM to Bedi
Narayansamy and Kiran Bedi


The issue of Bedi criticising the  government  came up in the house during zero hour  when DMK member R Siva pointed out that she had posed 32 questions to Chief Minister on Twitter and WhatsApp. 

Replying to the remarks made by several members and even Ministers on the issue, Chief Minister said that for the past one year he had asked his Ministers and legislators to function abiding rules and  regulations and refrain from criticising Bedi. 

Detailing that it is a government which enjoys power in Puducherry, the Chief Minister said  in a union territory the LG should function on the basis of the advice from the Chief Minister. He further said that in case of any difference of opinion, it should be forwarded to the Centre for clearance. 

However, as far as  Kiran Bedi is concerned she was forwarding all files to Delhi and trying to stall the functioning of the government. Referring to the claim by Bedi that no files are pending  at the Rajnivas, the Chief Minister said she used to return files and as such how could there be pending files.

He said she blocked the file pertaining to the waiver of  agricultural loans by stating that the state government did not have the powers to do so. The file was again sent to her citing the UP Chief Minister waiving  Rs.47,000 crore crop loan and the statement of Union Finance Minister  stating that states could consider the waiving of crop loans depending on their financial position. 

It was also stated that the elected government had taken the decision to waive crop loan and how could the LG stop the same, he added. The Chief Minister said  the government had properly  conducted the CENTAC counselling to admit students to the medical PG courses. 

However, the Lt Governor had intervened and maintained that the elected government was wrong. Referring  to the Lt Governor’s claim as ‘Team Rajnivas’, Narayansamy wondered who constituted the team and who gave the Lt Governor power for the same. What else she could do  than to stop the files being  forwarded to her, he asked.

 The Lt Governor is reportedly asking the judge at the ‘Green Tribunal’ to file cases against the Puducherry government and the Chief Minister and Ministers, Narayansamy said this is an act not fit for her post.  Writing to the judge of the  Green Tribunal itself  is a contempt, he pointed out.

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