Left Menu
Development News Edition

Narayanasamy hails SC verdict on Bedi's plea over turf war

PTI | Pondy | Updated: 12-07-2019 22:22 IST | Created: 12-07-2019 22:22 IST
Narayanasamy hails SC verdict on Bedi's plea over turf war

Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy Friday hailed the ruling of the Supreme Court rejecting the appeal by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and Union Home Ministry in the 'power tussle' issue. Bedi and Home Ministry had challenged the verdict of the Madras High Court delivered on May 8 that the Lt Governor could not interfere in the day-to-day activities of the elected government in the Union Territory.

Addressing reporters hours after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling upholding the verdict of the High Court, the Chief Minister said the ruling is a big victory for democracy and for the people of Puducherry. He termed the verdict of the apex court historic. Narayanasamy distributed `laddus` to the legislators and Parliamentary Secretary K Lakshminarayanan and the government whip R K R Anandharaman during the course of the press conference.

Workers of the ruling Congress burst crackers outside the Assembly premises exhibiting their jubilation over the ruling of the apex court rejecting Lt Governor's appeal on routine administrative matters. Narayanasamy said the Parliamentary Secretary had filed a petition in the High Court in April this year challenging the Union Home Ministry`s notifications issued in January and June 2017elevating the powers of the administrator (Lt Governor).

The High Court had allowed the petition of the legislator and set aside the notifications and ruled that the administrator could not interfere in the day to day affairs of the elected government. Kiran Bedi challenged the High Court order in Supreme court in May this year and the apex court Friday dismissed the appeal.

Narayanasamy, who had been at loggerheads with Lt Governor ever since she assumed office in 2016 ,also said that he had been drawing the attention of the Prime Minister all these three years to `the style of functioning of Kiran Bedi putting obstacles to the decisions of the elected government.' "I have also pleaded with the Prime Minister to recall Kiran Bedi as Lt Governor. I hope he would listen to the plea now," he said. Narayanasamy wished that Kiran Bedi discharged her duties within the statutory limits.

Kiran Bedi who was away in Delhi said in her whatsapp message that she was yet to read the orders of the supreme court on the appeal against the order of the Madras high court `relating to powers and functions of the Administrator (Lt Governor)`. She said she could not, therefore, makeany comment as yet.

She however stated in her message that she would reiterate that for her the interest of the people of Puducherry shall remain uppermost. Earlier in the day, the apex court refused to extend its order restraining the Puducherry government from implementing any cabinet decisions having financial implications and asked the Centre to move the Madras High Court with its plea on alleged power tussle between the chief minister and the Lt Governor..



How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Loopholes in Healthcare Information System may have failed Singapore COVID-19 model

In the initial days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore was in the limelight for its effective healthcare system and pandemic response plan. However, Singapore has now joined the list of the worst-hit nations and the situation is even worse...

Australia's COVID-19 response: Digital infrastructure of help but implementation remains a challenge

Australias ongoing plans to upgrade its health information system helped by the Digital Health Strategy seem even more practical due to the pandemic. But as evident during the pandemic, administrative lapses and the complex matrix of power ...


Latest News

China, U.S. to review trade deal, air other grievances on Aug. 15 - sources

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will review the implementation of a Phase 1 trade deal and likely air mutual grievances in an increasingly tense relationship during an Aug. 15 videoconference, two people familiar with the plans said. U.S....

Trump says Beirut explosion seems to be 'bomb of some kind'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast a massive explosion that killed dozens of people and wounded thousands in Lebanons capital, Beirut, as a possible attack and offered U.S. help.The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon, Trump sa...

Marlins finally cleared for return vs. Orioles

It took until what seemed like the last minute, but the Miami Marlins finally were cleared to return to the field for a road game Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. MLB sent out a warning that Tuesdays 735 p.m. EST start time coul...

Avs try to snap skid vs. Stars in round robin

Both teams are securely in the playoffs and not fighting for survival, but Wednesdays round-robin seeding game in Edmonton means plenty for the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars. The situation is more desperate for Dallas, which blew a tw...

Give Feedback