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Puducherry Lt Guv Bedi asks "why CM did not nominate MLAs?"

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today asked why Chief Minister did not make any recommendations for nominating MLAs to the Union territory Assembly and asserted that the Centre only exercised its powers to do so.

"Did the chief minister for a whole one year make any recommendations? he did not," she told reporters here at the airport.

Defending nomination of three legislators, which intensified the spat between her and Narayanasamy, Bedi said she did not receive any names for nominating them as MLAs from the chief minister.

She said the "Central exercised its power to nominate upto three MLAs."

V Saminathan, president of BJP's unit, K G Shankar, its treasurer, and S Selvaganapathy, an educationist, were nominated to the assembly by the Centre last week.

They were later inducted as members of the House by Bedi.

Asked about the Congress' allegation that she exceeded her mandate, she shot back saying, "They just have to read the again, as a Lt Governor, how I can go beyond law, I follow law, and I am bound by "

On claims that some were delayed, she asked, "Please tell me which file. Come to my office and show me file. My office works very expeditiously. Examination of a file is not delaying of file."

She wondered how she can be targeted for doing her duty and functioning as per

On July 7, Chief Minister Narayanasamy had urged the Centre to withdraw its order nominating three MLAs to the Union territory Assembly, saying it was in violation of constitutional provisions and democratic norms.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 23:22 IST