Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi alleged that Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has been threatening her and media persons for her views on the alleged medical admission scam.
This comes a day after Narayanasamy threatened to file defamation charges against Bedi for maligning the ruling party.
Calling Bedi’s claims baseless and derogatory, Narayanasamy said that a decision on filing a defamation suit against her will be taken after consulting legal experts.
The cold war between the leaders is now out in the open after the CBI opened a probe into an alleged medical admission scam, shortly after Bedi inspected the admission process at CENTAC and called for an inquiry.
She said the CBI had registered an FIR and named six officers of the Puducherry government as prime accused in alleged criminal activities committed by them in admission of students to medical colleges, reported NDTV.
The former IPS officer said that "Instead of seeking an explanation from Chief Secretary as to why this (irregularity in admission) had happened, the Chief Minister is threatening the Lieutenant Governor and the media for doing its duty."
The CBI had filed a case against six senior officials and 13 private college management officials for allegedly being involved in a scam in medical college admissions.
“Why not accept this as a reality of the current situation and request the media to remain objective in their reporting for truth to prevail,” said Bedi.
She said the people of Puducherry are interested in justice and not intimidation.