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Intervened to protect students: Kiran Bedi

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KAVYA M
Published Jun 4, 2017, 6:17 am IST
Updated Jun 4, 2017, 6:17 am IST
Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi
 Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi

Puducherry: Clarifying her stance on the admission of students to post graduate medical courses through the centralised admission committee(Centac) and the allegation raised by Chief Minister against her on the issue,  Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Saturday said that she is not for any confrontation with anyone, but to safeguard the interest of the student community.

Talking to reporters “I had intervened in the admission process only at the fag end and it was not to confront anyone”, said Bedi.

Out of 162 government seats, only 91 were allotted and 26 more got seats after the Lt Governor’s intervention at Centac.

Admission of students to PG medical courses in the private medical colleges under government quota had ignited another controversy between the Lt Governor and the government where  Chief Minister  V. Narayanasamy lashed out against Bedi in the territorial assembly, saying that the Lt Governor is spreading” blatant lies” about politicians and officials in the Union Territory on Centac PG admission issue and had challenged her to produce the evidence for the allegations she made.

The Chief Minister said that  117 students were offered seats under government quota in the total 162 seats allocated under government quota in all medical colleges after three rounds of counseling.

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