The battle between Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi confirmed no indicators of an ending on Sunday with each of them dashing off letters to one another and imposing pre-conditions for his or her scheduled assembly which was cancelled on the final minute.
Sunday additionally noticed Narayanasamy receiving assist from DMK president M Ok Stalin and VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan, who met him personally outdoors the Raj Nivas the place the chief minister has been holding a dharna for the previous 5 days.
Stalin and Thirumavalavan demanded that the Centre instantly recall Bedi alleging that she has been “autocratically” impeding implementation of welfare schemes developed by the elected authorities in Puducherry.
Bedi, who minimize quick her go to to Delhi and returned to Puducherry on Sunday, invited Narayanasamy for a gathering at 6 pm, however the chief minister imposed a number of circumstances on the last-minute resulting in cancellation of the appointment.
“HCM lays down circumstances of accepting d invitation to attend any discussions. Corresponding to: the place we should meet, how ought to the assembly be carried out, who & who not have to be current. His causes for persevering with the agitation is clearly for causes apart from what he’s claiming. Matter over,” Bedi tweeted.
After the assembly was cancelled, Narayanasamy declared that his protest would proceed, and he is not going to budge from his stand.
Monday can be fascinating since Bedi’s bete noire and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is predicted to go to Puducherry and specific assist to Narayanasamy.
The newest showdown between the highest functionaries of the Union Territory was on obligatory helmets.
Although the federal government needed the rule to be carried out in phases after creating consciousness among the many public, the L-G went forward with it and was even seen implementing the rule by stopping folks on two-wheelers and asking them to put on the security gear on main roads within the metropolis.
Narayanasamy has accused Bedi of interfering in points like distribution of free rice, recruitment of lecturers and cost of salaries to lecturers working in aided faculties.
The 2 have been sparring over a number of points— the L-G says she has absolute rights over administration of the UT, whereas the chief minister says solely the elected authorities has been vested with the powers.