Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy has said he, along with two of his ministerial colleagues and Member of Parliament V Vaithilingam, would meet President Ram Nath Kovind on January 21 to seek the replacement of Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. The Chief Minister told newsmen here on Wednesday after chairing a meeting of the state-level Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) that he had telephonically contacted the office of the President for the meet.
The meet, he said, was to present a detailed petition focusing on the alleged undemocratic and atrocious manner in which Bedi has been functioning. He said she has been hindering implementation of welfare schemes finalised by an elected government and tarnishing the image of the territorial administration.
Narayanasamy said he had sought an appointment with the President as the alleged intervention of Bedi was throwing routine governance out of gear. He further said the officials were also allegedly being threatened by the Lieutenant Governor and hence they could not find a free atmosphere to discharge their duties.
Narayanasamy said the dharnas on his part and also on the part of the Welfare Minister M Kandasamy against Bedi…