Hours after Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accused L-G Kiran Bedi of making derogatory statements against him on Saturday, she alleged that the CM was threatening her. Bedi accused Narayanasamy for alleged medical admission scam.
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.
“Prior to festivities we clean our homes... The CBI has done this for Puducherry this year...” the L-G had said to the reporters in a WhatsApp message. She has been at loggerheads with the Congress government on several issues.
The CBI had registered an FIR and named six officers of the Puducherry government as prime accused, she said.
“It is quite strange that a constitutional position of a Lt Governor is being threatened (by CM),” she said.
“Instead of seeking an explanation from Chief Secretary as to why this (irregularity in admission) had happened, the CM is threatening the L-G and the media for doing its duty,” the former IPS officer said.
“Six officers of the government, two IAS officers, senior officials and a director and three others (now under the CBI scanner) are bound to be a cause of embarrassment to the Chief Minister,” she added.
The registration of a case by the CBI and raids by the agency prior to the lodging of the FIR recently indicate that there is a prima facie case (against the officers), she said.
“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.”
She said the people of Puducherry are interested in justice and not intimidation.
(With PTI inputs)