Pondy CM dares Bedi to prove allegations of corruption
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday dared Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to prove her charges of "corruption and malpractices" in admission to Post Graduate courses in private medical colleges here.
Making a "suo moto" statement after question hour in the Assembly, he asserted that government's Centralised Admission Committee has adhered strictly to orders issued by the Health Ministry, Medical Council of India, the Supreme Court and High courts in conducting counselling to select students for PG and diploma courses in private colleges during 2017-18 academic year in the Union Territory.
"It is for the first time that the Puducherry government had procured 50 per cent quota of total seats in PG courses in the colleges under government category for students of the Union Territory as no government in the past had initiated any step to do so," he said. "The counselling by CENTAC was conducted in a transparent and fair manner," he added. The 50 per cent quota under government category was also filled in a fair manner through the counselling, he said. "Kiran Bedi should establish her allegations that malpractices were committed in finalising the list of students and that 71 seats were bartered away to private colleges," he said.