Addressing a party meeting on 35th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy referred to LG Kiran Bedi as a demon put up by the Centre to hinder implementation of schemes. The two have earlier been at loggerheads over wearing helmets while driving a two-wheeler.
Alleging that Kiran Bedi was delaying implementation of welfare schemes, he said that the Centre has posted a demon there in Puducherry. In February this year accused her ‘abusing her power’ for insisting on implementation of helmet rule while driving a two-wheeler. The Puducherry CM, along with his ministers, had taken to protesting outside the Raj Bhavan, wearing black clothes. He had alleged that the Lt Governor is ‘forcing’ rules on the ‘law-abiding citizens’ of Puducherry by enforcing the use of helmets.
Exasperated, Kiran Bedi had expressed her helplessness at the CM not letting people wear helmets. The helmet drama has been going on since as many months. In October, too, the two locked horns when Puducherry CM attended an election campaign rally without a helmet.
Brazen violation of MV Act and directions of both Honorable Madras High Court & Supreme Court.
Rule of Law prevails.
DGP Puducherry, Balaji Srivastava, IPS, issues directions for legal action against the defaulters. ? @the_hindu Thanku for evidence as posted. @nitin_gadkari pic.twitter.com/0hp1Amsiq9
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 20, 2019
To that, Narayanasamy had shared older pictures of Kiran Bedi where she was riding pillion on a two-wheeler without a helmet and said, ‘practice before you preach’.
— V.Narayanasamy (@VNarayanasami) October 20, 2019