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Puducherry CM joins chorus against TN Guv's Coimbatore meeting

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Joining the chorus against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for holding a meeting with officials in Coimbatore, Chief Minister today said only elected governments can hold such interactions.

The central is trying to "cripple" governance in opposition-ruled states using governors and Lt Governors, he told reporters.

The chief minister is himself engaged in a bitter spat with Lt Governor Kiran Bedi over her style of functioning.

"It is not the job of a governor to invite officials and unilaterally hold a meeting and issue orders," he said, adding only an elected can conduct such meetings.

Narayanasamy's comments come on a day when a political row erupted in over Purohit's meeting in Coimbatore with the and other opposition parties claiming it amounted to "interference in the state's rights".

working president M K Stalin, leaders of the Congress, CPI(M), CPI, PMK and even deposed AIADMK deputy chief T T V Dhinakaran flayed Purohit for the meeting.

The Narayanasamy-led government in has been accusing Bedi of interfering in the routine administration of the Union territory.

The latest bone of contention between both sides is the swearing-in of three nominated MLAs to the Assembly.

The chief minister had yesterday said legal remedy would be sought to establish the rights of democratically elected government in the Union territory.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:42 IST