Kiran Bedi to stay as Puducherry governor: BJP scoffs at criticisms made by Congress

Puducherry: The Puducherry unit of BJP on Saturday scoffed at the criticisms made against the functioning of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, by the ruling Congress here.

President of the local BJP, V Saminathan told PTI on Saturday that he had apprised the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh of the "Excellent work" Kiran Bedi has been doing in Puducherry to ensure a clean administration and to achieve "prosperous Puducherry."

File photo of Kiran Bedi. PTI

File photo of Kiran Bedi. PTI

He also said the Congress' demand to the Centre to rein in the Lt Governor "is only an fruitless exercise."

Maintaining that Bedi would not be replaced, Saminathan declined to be drawn into any discussion on the memorandum sent to the Union Home Minister, by the ruling Congress MLAs, seeking his intervention to direct Bedi to function in tandem with the administration here.

"I do not want to discuss the issue but would only say that Bedi was keen about providing a clean administration to the people," he said.

The latest friction in the ties between Bedi and the Puducherry government came after the former cancelled the chief minister's 2 January order banning use of WhatsApp for official communication even as she (Bedi) was pushing with her plan to promote WhatsApp communication by officials.

Published Date: Jan 07, 2017 11:55 AM | Updated Date: Jan 07, 2017 11:55 AM

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