Lt. Governor's powers not at the pleasure of CM's office: Kiran Bedi

Hitting back at Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy over his criticism that she has been 'overstepping' her authority, Kiran Bedi said the powers and responsibilities of the Lt. Governor were not at the pleasure of his office.

In her WhatsApp message, the former IPS officer said, "the powers and responsibility of Lt Governor are from the Government of Union Territory Act and Business Rules made by President and not at the pleasure of the CM's office."

Kiran Bedi, who has been at loggerheads with the Narayanasamy- led government on various administrative issues said, "unfortunately the Chief Minister has only been wanting a rubber stamp office and not a thinking and contributing one."

Flaying the Chief Minister, she said he was perfect at misinforming the people constantly and has also kept the Lt. Governor's office embroiled in litigation.

However, he has not succeeded so far, she said.