Amidst an uproar in parliament over Kiran Bedi’s controversial tweet allegedly insulting Tamil Nadu and its people, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured the parliament that the Puducherry Lieutenant Governor will not repeat such mistakes in future.
Responding to angry reactions from MPs, Singh said that Bedi had now deleted her controversial tweet and also expressed deep regrets. Reading out a statement from Bedi, Singh, according to NDTV, said, “What was written was a people perspective shared in my personal capacity, as it came at a time when people were hugely suffering for water in Chennai. However, I admit it was avoidable. And I should not have shared it in public in this manner and I too realised it.”
“I have therefore deleted my sharing. I have the highest regards and warmth for the people of Tamil Nadu, like I have for the people of Puducherry.”
This was after DMK MP TR Baalu said that Kiran Bedi had ridiculed the people and the entire society of Tamil Nadu. “If the government endorses her view, then it means it supports her, I request the deputy leader of the House to respond,” ANI quoted Baalu as saying.
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, too expressed his displeasure adding that the House must adopt a resolution to remove Bedi from her post.
Reacting to the water crisis in Chennai, Bedi had tweeted, “A Question with Possible Answers: India’s 6th largest city #Chennai has become d first city in d country to run dry. The same city was in floods due to copious rains just 4 yrs back.Where lies the problem? Ans: Poor governance, Corrupt Politics, Indifferent Bureaucracy.”
Following outrage from politicians in Tamil Nadu after being accused of insulting the people of the state, Bedi had deleted her controversial social media post.