The ongoing stand-off between the Lt Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy seems to be far from over with Kiran Bedi on Thursday while refuting charges of being BJP agent alleged the govt of asking her to be a rubber stamp official.
Hitting out on the allegations leveled by the Puducherry government of interfering in the rights of the state executive machinery, Kiran Bedi said that she was an agent of law and was working within the powers resided to a Governor by the constitution. “I am an agent of law, I am working according to that,” she said.
Speaking further, 68-year-old Bedi alleged that the Puducherry Cabinet approached to her and questioned on why she was meeting people and “solving civic problems”.
“They said you are supposed to be a rubber stamp,” she said.
The power tussle in Puducherry escalated after Kiran Bedi appointed three BJP leaders in the Territorial Assembly of Puducherry sponsored by the Central government.
The move drew flak from the Congress and opposition demanding the back roll of her decision citing it was done overruling the power vested with the Chief Minister.
Notably, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy was quoted as saying that the appointment was a “blatant violation of convention, Constitution and procedure, as it was done without the advice of his government.” He has also accused her of being a ‘BJP agent’.