The war of words between the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi and the Union Territory's Congress Government seems to have been taken up a notch. The IPS(retired) officer on Thursday tweeted a picture of a poster in which she has been portrayed as German dictator Adolf Hitler.
The picture is accompanied by text which alleges that the poster was printed by the Manveli Congress Committee, led by RKR Anandaraman. A condemnation agitation against the Central Government was reportedly organised against the recent process of nominating three MLAs in the assembly. The poster in the tweet, according to the message, was put up in the meet.
â€” Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 20, 2017
Bedi has tweeted the poster and message with a folded hands emoticon. This marks the latest flashpoint between the LG and the Puducherry government, in an ongoing power struggle. The LG had come under severe criticism from the Government after swearing in of two BJP leaders and an NDA sympathiser into the legislative assembly on July 4.
R K R Anandaraman, the government whip elected from Manaveli constituency, told reporters at the venue that the demonstration was also to urge the Centre to recall Lt Governor Kiran Bedi from the union territory. He reportedly accused her of â€śfunctioning undemocratically and taking a negative stand in implementing various welfare schemes evolved by the territorial governmentâ€ť.
On July 8, a bandh was observed in Puducherry over the induction of the three MLAs. The parties also sought ouster of Bedi through the bandh and also through a fast on July 7.