Puducherry: Stir by SDA, demanding recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi enters third dayPTI | Puduch | Updated: 10-01-2021 17:59 IST | Created: 10-01-2021 17:59 IST
Participants including the Chief Minister VNarayanasamy were seen holding placards with slogans urgingBedi ''to go back''.
Ministers and legislators of the ruling Congress andleaders and workers of the parties affiliated to the SDA(except the DMK) participated in the stir which began onFriday.
For the second day, Narayanasamy and the otherprotestors slept at the venue on Saturday night.
The opposition AIADMK and the BJP however, describedthe agitation by the SDA as ''a politically motivatedinitiative and an attempt to cover up the Congressgovernment's failure during the last four and half years tofulfill poll promises.'' The Centre has deployed Central Armed Police force andCentral Industrial Security Force personnel to maintain lawand order here.
The SDA had planned to picket Raj Nivas, the office-cum-residence of the Lt Governor, as part of the protestagainst Bedi for her alleged failure to approve the proposalsof the government for various welfare and developmentalschemes.
Bedi, a former IPS officer, and Narayanasamy have beenat loggerheads over various issues ever since she wasappointed Lt Governor in May 2016, with the ruling Congressaccusing her of going against decisions of the government.PTICor SSPTI PTI
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