New Delhi: Attacking Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for allegedly interfering in the working of the government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said the centre is using similar tactics in the Union Territory (UT) the way it is doing in Delhi. However, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy denied the allegations.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged that Ms Bedi, who was recently appointed as the LG of Puducherry interferes in the working of the UT to the extent that she even issues orders on the projects.
Taking a jibe at Ms Bedi, AAP legislator and party’s in-charge of southern states, Somnath Bharti alleged that PM Modi has appointed those people to the post of LG, who harboured chief ministerial ambitions, but could not become one.
“Kiran Bedi ji has said that her writ runs in Puducherry. She gives messages on Whatsapp groups, Twitter. Officers, including the police chief, is summoned and told that they should listen to her.
Modi ji’s government has become a serious threat to the democracy and the Constitution and has no faith in elected government,” Mr Singh alleged.
He also demanded that the parliament should take note of this and pass a strong law to strengthen the federal structure of the country.
Interestingly, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today asserted that there was no difference of opinion between his ministry and LG Kiran Bedi. “There is no clash between the Lt Governor and the ministry,” Mr Narayansamy said.
Ms Bedi and the AAP has been at the crossroads ever since she parted ways with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the formation of AAP in 2012. She later joined the BJP and was its chief ministerial candidate in 2015 Assembly polls, which the BJP lost.