Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi rebukes Congress for depicting her as Kali, Hitler
Bedi’s act of nominating three people to the Puducherry assembly without consulting Narayanasamy has brought her conflict with the ruling Congress party to a head.india Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:08 IST
Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi lashed out at the Congress on Friday for putting up posters that depicted her as a rampaging goddess Kali, holding up severed heads of political opponents.
Other pictorial depictions at the event cast the lieutenant governor in Hitler’s avatar, complete with the Nazi dictator’s iconic toothbrush mustache.
Congress activists had created these posters in an uncharacteristic rush of creativity, and put them up at a protest rally in Puducherry on Thursday. Their attempts to annoy Bedi were met with phenomenal success.
“This is in real poor taste,” she responded sharply. “This is an attempt at lowering the status of the lieutenant governor’s office. They may dislike a person, but the sanctity of the office must not be compromised. They should find respectful means of protest…”
Incidentally, chief minister V Narayanasamy – whose head figured among the ones seen hanging from Bedi’s numerous arms in the poster – had also attended the protest.
Bedi’s act of nominating three people to the Puducherry assembly without consulting Narayanasamy has brought her conflict with the ruling Congress party to a head.