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Kiran Bedi Seen As 'Hitler', 'Goddess Kali' In Posters Allegedly Put Out By Congress

The state government is not happy with the Centre's induction of three BJP members to the Puducherry Assembly.

21/07/2017 4:13 PM IST | Updated 21/07/2017 4:16 PM IST
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Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, on Friday morning, tweeted some posters mocking her. The former IPS officer was shown as 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Goddess Kali' in a series of photos allegedly put out by state Congress members.

Reportedly, the posters were put out by some Congress members as part of its 'Condemnation Agitation' against the Central government and the Lt. Governor over the process of nominating MLAs.'

These were followed by another series of posters, one of which showed Bedi being chased away.

Earlier, on Thursday, the ruling Congress party protested the Centre's decision to induct three nominated members of the BJP to the Puducherry Assembly without consulting the state's government.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accompanied by Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief and PWD Minister A Namassivayam, party MLAs and functionaries participated in the demonstration held at neighboring Thavalakuppam village, reported PTI.

V Saminathan (president of Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party), KG Shankar (its treasurer) and S Selvaganapathy (an educationist and member of the BJP in Puducherry) were sworn in by Bedi as members of the Legislative Assembly on July 4.

A bandh was also observed on July 8 in Puducherry. The protesting parties urged the Centre to recall Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi for "functioning undemocratically and taking a negative stand in implementing various welfare schemes evolved by the territorial government".

(With inputs from PTI)

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