AIADMK (Amma) urges Puducherry CM to discuss Kiran Bedi's 'undemocratic' style with Centre

Puducherry: The AIADMK (Amma) faction on Thursday urged chief minister V Narayanasamy to lead a joint delegation of all party MLAs to meet the Union home minister to draw his attention to the 'undemocratic' style of functioning of the Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi.

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Reuters

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Reuters

AIADMK (Amma) legislature wing leader A Anbalagan said induction of three nominated legislators by Bedi on the night of Tuesday at Raj Nivas "is a clear violation of all democratic norms and conventions."

He said the very appointment of the three nominated members by the Centre without knowledge of the elected government "is also a breach of the constitutional procedures."

He alleged that all along the Lieutenant Governor had been encroaching on the rights of the elected government.

The chief minister should lead a joint delegation of all party MLAs to meet the home minister to highlight the 'undemocratic' style of functioning of the Lieutenant Governor, he said.

He blamed the chief minister for the "current mess in the Centre finalising the list of nominated legislators and their subsequent induction by the Lieutenant Governor."

"It is difficult to understand why the chief minister had kept mum without recommending on his part the names of nominated legislators," the leader added.


Published Date: Jul 06, 2017 03:27 pm | Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 03:27 pm