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Puducherry LG-govt tussle: Kejriwal takes dig at Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister Kejriwal today took on the over the ongoing tussle between Puducherry's Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and the elected

Kejriwal suggested that the was applying double standards in treating the tussle between the Lt Governor's office and the elected in Delhi, where is in power, and in

"Cong should decide whether LG's interference in functioning of elected govt is good or bad. It can't be good in and bad in Puducherry," he tweeted.

In Congress-ruled Puducherry, Chief Minister has accused Bedi of paralysing the administration by making derogatory remarks against the MLAs, ministry and officials through

Narayansamy has also reportedly approached the president and the Union home minister over Bedi "interfering" in matters of governance, an allegation which Kejriwal had repeatedly made against former Najeeb Jung.

The that never came out in support of the Kejriwal in these matters and has been rather ambivalent, finds itself in a similar situation in the southern union territory.

Since Anil Baijal took office as LG, the acrimony has considerably subsided and the period has also seen Kejriwal reaching out to him for a "dialogue" on issues concerning jurisdiction of governance.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:33 IST