Ruling alliance in Puducherry protest urging recall of Lt Guv- Kiran Bedi

Chief Minister was claiming that the agitation would continue 'till Kiran Bedi left Puducherry'

The ruling Congress-led Secular Democratic Alliance (SDA) in Puducherry has today again began its four-day long agitation in Puducherry demanding recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for allegedly "impeding development all plans and welfare measures of the elected government."Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, the lone Lok Sabha Member from Puducherry V Vaithilingam, Congress legislator T Jayamoorthy, leaders of the CPI, CPI (M) and VCK also participated in the protest.

SDA had earlier decided to hold the agitation by picketing Raj Nivas which is the office-cum-residence of the Lt Governor; later the venue was shifted to Maraimalai Adigal Salai as police did not give permission in view of an order in force restricting agitations within 500 metres of Raj Nivas and the Assembly. Chief Minister was claiming that the agitation would continue 'till Kiran Bedi left Puducherry', the duration of the stir has been reduced to four days. This is the second time that such an agitation against Bedi is being held herewith the Chief Minister and his ministerial colleagues and leaders of the alliance parties taking part.

The Centre had already deployed the Central Armed Police Force and the Central Industrial Security Force personnel at vantage points here to maintain law and order.

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