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'Duty of Lt Governor to work as per advice of CM, Ministers'

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The war of words between Chief Minister and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi showed no signs of abating with him insisting today that it is the duty of the Lt Governor to work as per the advice of the Chief Minister and ministers.

"There will not be any scope or room for any controversy or difference of opinion or view if everybody works within their powers and jurisdiction", he told reporters here.


He said the state should insist to the Centre for exemption from the NEET examination.

Bedi has been at loggerheads with the on many issues ever since she assumed office in May last year, including one relating to admission of students in quota to post graduate medical courses in deemed universities and private medical colleges here.

She had also drawn flakfor swearing-in three members nominated to the assembly on July 4, but had defended her action, saying she had only exercised the and there was "no conflict" in it.

however did not see things that way and party leaders, including ministers, went on a day long fast there on July 7 to protest her "undemocratic" style of functioning.

The next day a dawn to dusk bandh, called by various political parties, was observed in the UT. They condemned the "arbitrary' manner in which the Centre had finalised the names of three nominated legislators and the undemocratic style of functioning of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, and her induction of the three members secretly in Raj Nivas on July 4."

Narayanasamy had termed her action as 'murder of democracy" and accused her of working like a "agent" and demanded that the Home Ministry withdraw its order nominating the three members.

has 30 elected members in the Assembly.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 22:28 IST
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