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Madras High Court Takes Note Of The Disputes Between The Elected Government And Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bed

Lawstreet Journal 14 Mar 2020 4:33pm

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Expressing satisfaction over the judgement given by the Madras High Court on the powers of Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi vis-a-vis the elected government, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Thursday (March 12, 2020) said the court in its order has upheld the spirit of the Constitution and addressed most of the concerns about the style of functioning of Ms. Bedi. 

We are satisfied with the judgement as it upholds the spirit of the Constitution, Union Territories Act and Business rules which govern Puducherry. We have been telling that everyone has to function within the framework of rules. The government’s view has been upheld” he said while addressing a press conference along with his Parliamentary secretary K. Lakshminarayanan.

The court in its judgement has clearly stated that “the popularly elected Government of Puducherry no doubt represents the will of the people and the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers is binding on the administrator (L.G.),” he said quoting the relevant observations made by the judges in the order.

"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government and to protect its free expression should be our first object” Mr. Narayanasamy said.

Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy have had several face-offs in the past over administration. Narayanasamy had accused Kiran Bedi of working on orders of the Centre to disrupt the functioning of his government.

"She has no power at all, she has to only be a post office and sign papers which have been sent by the council of… Continue Reading...

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