Puducherry, 8 January: Kiran Bedi announced that she would demit office as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry in May next year on completion of two year due to growing differences with the Congress-led government.
Kiren Bedi statement comes day after the Congress MLAs sought Center's intervention complaining Bedi's style of functioning in the backdrop of her cancelling a circular issued by Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy.
Earlier, Kiran Bedi declared a circular issued by Narayanasamy, banning the use of social media applications such as Facebook and WhatsApp for official communication, as 'null and void', stating that such as order falls in contravention of guidelines and rules and policies.
She told, 'If Puducherry has to be a progressive UT, it cannot be retrograde in communications. Hence Chief Minister Narayanasamy decision stands cancelled.
The notification issued by the Chief Minister Narayanasamy on December 2, last year directed all government employees to desist from using social media for official works, stating that the server of these multinational countries based outside the country.