Puducherry, February 14: In a scathing attack on Puducherry Lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy began a dharna with other ministers outside Bedi's residence- Raj Nivas, demanding that she accord sanction for 39 government proposals. CM, Ministerial Colleagues Begin Dharna Outside Raj Nivas.
"She (Kiran Bedi) has no power at all, she has to only be a post office & sign papers which have been sent by the council of ministers, she has no right to touch cabinet decisions, she is vetoing decisions. She is being encouraged by PM to create problems for our govt," said Puducherry CM, while speaking to news agency ANI. Plastic Ban in Puducherry from 1st March, 2019: CM V. Narayanasamy.
Puducherry CM: She (Kiran Bedi) has no power at all, she has to only be a post office & sign papers which have been sent by council of ministers, she has no right to touch cabinet decisions, she is vetoing decisions. She is being encouraged by PM to create problems for our govt. pic.twitter.com/6J0wwBztyd
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
Wearing a black shirt and dhoti, Narayanasamy sat outside Raj Nivas. He was accompanied by other ministerial colleagues who wore black towels around their neck and sat next to CM. The CM's action let a response from Bedi, who termed his letter as ‘unlawful’. In a letter to CM, Bedi wrote: "Instead of waiting for my response to your February 7 letter, you have come to Raj Nivas, demanding a reply in this unlawful manner." "This method (sitting in dharna) is unheard of from a person of your position," she added.
— V.Narayanasamy (@VNarayanasami) February 13, 2019
Bedi also invited Narayanasamy for a detailed discussion on February 21 at his official residence. The lieutenant governor said that all the concerns CM had mentioned in his letter need close examination for a ‘considered response’ and claimed that nothing is pending at Raj Nivas, as alleged by CM.