CPI today requested Lt Governor Virendra Kataria and Chief Minister N Rangaswamy to function in tandem without engaging in a war of words as seen for some time, so that development would take place without hindrance.
Party's national council member N Kalainathan said they were to blame for the current tussle between them. Both the functionaries of the Constitution should remember that they should put in joint initiatives without indulging in mutual allegations.
He disagreed with some political parties' request that the Centre intervene and ensure a proper environment prevails here without room for a spat between Lt Governor and Chief Minister, saying the two arms of the administration could be settled through mutual cooperation and trust.
Rangaswamy had on January 12 mounted a scathing attack on Lt Governor at a function in Karaikal, charging him with standing in the way of implementing decisions taken by his government.
Kataria had brushed aside the charges in his January 17 rejoinder, saying the allegations were a misstatement and a patent lie` and also asked the Chief Minister to avoid petty politics and extend cooperation for unhindered implementation of various schemes.