AIADMK now plans privilege against Bedi

To consult party brass, legal experts before piloting motion in House; wants arrest of ex-municipal commissioner

Published: 05th April 2017 02:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2017 03:43 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

PUDUCHERRY: After going after her secretary, the Puducherry unit of AIADMK plans to move a breach of privilege motion in the Assembly against Lt Governor Kiran Bedi  within a couple of days, said AIADMK legislative party leader A Anbazhagan here on Tuesday.
They intend to consult the party leadership and legal experts before piloting the motion, he added. Anbazhagan alleged that the Lt Governor continuously showed disrespect to the Legislative Assembly and dishonoured its members.  

Sacked-and-reinstated municipal commissioner R Chandrasekar coming out of committee hall after attending the privilege meeting on Tuesday | G PATTABIRAMAN

Flouting the Speaker V Vaithilingam’s order to put former municipal commissioner R Chandrasekaran on compulsory wait, the Lt Governor has been tweeting that the municipal commissioner was a very good officer whom she had known for 10 months, Anbazhagan said.
He alleged that Bedi was instigating the PCS officer to act against the ruling of the Speaker by issuing a note through her secretary to retain Chandrasekaran as municipal commissioner, to destabilise law and order.
While Chandrasekaran appeared before the House panel on Tuesday to face contempt charges, he said he would not be able to appear before the panel to face breach of privilege charges on Wednesday as he was unwell.

He should be arrested for joining duty in violation of the Speaker’s ruling, the AIADMK leader said.
Alleging that “Bedi is confronting the government in simple matters and causing rift in the bureaucracy by misusing her position”, Anbazhagan demanded the Centre to recall her. Else, the Union Home Ministry should depute some officials to Puducherry to have an on-the-spot assessment of the prevailing situation, he added.
“The party will approach the Union home ministry in this regard. Also, we will urge the party leadership to raise the issue in Parliament,” he said.

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