The altercation between Congress and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi took an ugly turn as posters of former IPS officer, portrayed as Adolf Hitler cropped up in the city. Kiran bedi tweeted a picture where the German dictator, Hitler’s trademark — moustache — has been superimposed on her face.

As per the picture tweeted by Bedi, the poster was made by a Congress unit as part of its “condemnation Agitation against the Central government and the Lt Governor for the process of nominating MLAs.”

This incident is the latest flashpoint between Congress-led Puducherry government and the office of the Lieutenant Governor.

While speaking to NewsX, Kiran Bedi said that the posters have not only cropped up in the city but were also published in a local Puducherry’s newspaper. It is a matter of concerns for him not me, she added.

The altercations between the Congress and Bedi had erupted after the swearing-in of 3 persons nominated by the Centre as members of the Puducherry Legislative Assembly on July 4. The 3 MLAs are V Saminathan (president of Puducherry unit of Bharatiya Janata Party), K G Shankar (its treasurer) and S Selvaganapathy (an educationist and member of the BJP in Puducherry). The Congress in Puducherry had been opposing the induction.

Following the induction, a protest was upheld by Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief and PWD Minister A Namassivayam, party MLAs and functionaries also participated in the demonstration taking place at Thavalakuppam village. Talking to reporters, RKR Anandaraman said that the protest was done to urge the Centre to call back Kiran Bedi for functioning undemocratically.

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi was also criticised for taking a negative stand on all the welfare schemes by the territorial government.

First Published | 21 July 2017 9:32 AM
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