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Parties have right to oppose governor's field visits: Pondy CM

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

V Narayanasamy today flayed the 'imprisonment' warning of Tamil Nadu over protests against Banwarilal Purohit's visits to districts and said political parties have every right to stage such agitations.

"Political parties have the right to stage protests against the governor's field visits and taking decisions without holding consultations with an elected government" he told reporters here.

Narayanasamy contended that only elected governments had the right to implement and evaluate the impact of welfare schemes.

"Neither the nor can put any obstacle or hindrance and any statement warning political parties staging protests of criminal action is totally condemnable," he added.

Narayanasamy further said that criminal proceedings can be launched only when one prevented the Governor from executing his work in

He alleged that Kiran Bedi, with whom he has been at loggerheads on various issues ever since she assumed office in 2016, had been interfering in the 'day-to-day affairs' of governance.

The said he had sought appointment at least four times in the recent past with Narendra Modi to draw his attention to Bedi's'interference' in routine administration and her style of functioning, but was yet to get a reply from him.

"I have again written to the Prime Minister, seeking appointment for a briefing of the functioning of the Lt Governor here", he added.

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First Published: Tue, June 26 2018. 20:30 IST