Many parties including Congress, CPIML, CPI, CPI(M), VCK, RJD, IUML and others have been demanding removal of Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi from Puducherry for her non-cooperation with the elected government as well as her continued efforts to allegedly serve the interests of the ruling party in the center at the cost of Union Territory’s interests.

A joint all opposition parties’ three-day dharna near Anna statue was held from 8th January to 10th January to press for the demand of removal of the LG from her post. CPIML Puducherry Secretary S. Balasubramanian along with party cadres participated in this protest dharna. On 9 Jan CPIML central committee member Chandramohan addressed the demonstrators.