Madras HC curbs Kiran Bedi's powers

Wednesday 08th May 2019 07:09 EDT

Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has struck down the Union Home Ministry's clarification order giving Lt Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi with administrative power. Deciding on the case filed by Puducherry Congress legislator K Lakshminarayanan against Bedi, the HC said Bedi has no power to interfere in the day-to-day activities of the government. The court said, “Bedi does not have power to call for files and give orders to the officials. Lakshminarayanan said, “The court said the administrative and financial powers are with the elected government and the LT Governor has to act as per the advice of the council of Ministers.” He said the court said it is only elected government that has the power.

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