A CM is expected to make honourable statements: Bedi

Kiran Bedi. (DH Photo)

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday hit back at Chief Minister V Narayanasamy for describing her as German dictator Adolf Hitler's sister, saying "a CM is expected to make honourable statements."

Narayanasamy, who has been at loggerheads with Bedi over her style of functioning since being appointed to the post in the Union Territory, alleged she was rejecting decisions of the elected government and "unnecessarily" interfered with routine governance.

Speaking at a function here on Tuesday, he said the former IPS officer had been taking exception to each and every action of the government and questioning even his visit to Singapore and called her "the sister of German dictator Adolf Hitler."

Responding to Narayanasamy's jibe, Bedi said, "Honourable Chief Minister is expected to make honourable statements in a honourable way."

The chief minister has attacked the Lt Governor on several occasions and has charged Bedi with "functioning like a dictator and hindering implementation of welfare schemes decided upon by the government."

The ruling Congress in Puducherry and Narayanasamy have been up in arms against Bedi since she was posted here in 2016 and had in the past demanded her recall, accusing her of bypassing the elected government, a charge rejected by her. 

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