Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy should express regret to the UT”s two Padma awardees and two other artistes from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh for disrespecting the sanctity of a national event on Republic Day.
In a tweet on Monday, Bedi said: “They ought to express their regret to two Padma Awardees, the J&K & Arunachal Pradesh artists sent by Govt of India also. Besides to the office of Lt Gov for disrespecting the sanctity of a national event. This is not a desirable behaviour from persons in responsible positions.”
The Central government on January 25 announced the award of Padma Bhushan to Manoj Das and the Padma Shri for V.K. Munusamy Krishnapakthar.