AAP accuses Kiran Bedi of interfering in working of Puducherry Govt
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi of interfering in the working of the Union Territory government.
The party has also accused the Modi govt of using similar tactics in Puducherry that it is allegedly using in Delhi.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged that 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 Bedi, AAP MLA and party's in-charge of southern states, Somnath Bharti alleged that 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," Singh alleged.
He also demanded that Parliament should take note of this and pass a strong law on to strengthen the federal structure of the country.
Interestingly, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today asserted that there were no difference of opinion between his ministry and LG Kiran Bedi.
"There is no clash between the Lt Governor and the ministry," Narayansamy said.
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 miserably.
Bharti said while the Congress speaks in some other language in Delhi, it is facing the same wrath in Puducherry as the AAP government in national.
(With PTI inputs)