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Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi discusses issues with Home Minister Rajnath Singh

During The 20 Minute Meeting, Bedi Briefed The Home Minister On Various Issues Concerning Puducherry, Official Sources Said.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2017, 10:18:40 PM
Kiran Bedi (Image: Getty)

New Delhi:

Weeks after her spat with Congress government in Puducherry, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and discussed with him various issues concerning the Union Territory.

During the 20 minute meeting, Bedi briefed the Home Minister on various issues concerning Puducherry, official sources said.

Differences between the ruling Congress government in Puducherry and Bedi were witnessed earlier this month after the UT government issued an order, directing all officers, heads of departments and employees of government-owned undertakings to immediately desist from using the social media such as Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook.

Later on January 5, Bedi had cancelled the order of Narayanasamy banning the use of social media for official communication.

Bedi had posted a copy of her order on her personal Twitter handle declaring the government circular “null and void” with immediate effect on the ground that it was issued “in contravention of guidelines, rules and policies of the government”.

A day after Bedi cancelled the order, eight of the 15 Congress MLAs in the Union Territory said they have sent a joint memorandum to Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about her “publicity mongering” and “rigidly autocratic style of functioning”.

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First Published : 20 Jan 2017, 10:16:00 PM