Tussle between Kiran Bedi and CM paralyses Puducherry administration


AIADMK today alleged that the differences between Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy have brought administration to a paralysis in the union territory and sought the intervention of the Centre.

“The ongoing tussle between the two has caused administrative paralysis and no welfare schemes have seen the light of the day since the present government headed by Narayanasamy came into being some seven months ago,” AIADMK Legislature wing leader A Anbalagan told reporters here.

Referring to Bedi declaring as “null and void” the order issued by Narayanasamy banning use of social media for official communications, he said officers were in a dilemma as to whose orders they should follow.

He said the Centre should intervene without remaining silent and initiate effective steps to bring to an end the ‘confrontation’ either by recalling Bedi or by keeping the Narayanasamy Ministry in suspended animation for six months.

He also alleged that the law and order was also in a shambles and this was evident by the gruesome murder of former Speaker V M C Sivakumar on January 2 in Karaikal.

Anbalagan wanted the government to send a report to the Centre requesting it to declare Puducherry and Karaikal regions as drought hit and sanction relief to protect farmers.

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