Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan is the kingpin of the Vyapam scam, according to Congress-Politics News, Firstpost
Congress on Monday reiterated its demand for a Supreme Court-monitored CBI investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam and called for the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for “cheating” the investigation into the scam.
New Delhi / Bhopal: Congress on Monday reiterated its demand for a Supreme Court-watched CBI investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam and called for the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for “cheating” the investigation about the scam.
“The chief minister is the linchpin of the Vyapam scam. Any investigation into this will essentially require him to be thoroughly questioned and investigated,” congressional spokesman Randeep Surjewala told the media in New Delhi.
“This is only possible if he steps down as chief minister. Therefore, Congress demands that he resign immediately and submit to an independent investigation,” he added.
A similar request was made to Bhopal by the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress which accused Chief Minister Chouhan of being responsible for the chaos created by the reviews organized by Vyapam and the deaths, under suspicious circumstances, linked to the fraud.
Calling Chouhan the “kingpin” of the Vyapam scam, Congress State Unit Chairman Arun Yadav told reporters, “The chief minister and his family are involved in the Vyapam scam. supervision of the special investigation team appointed by the High Court. But Congress does not trust this investigation because it is being conducted with state instructions in mind. “
The scam is linked to admission and recruitment irregularities carried out by Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam). More than 40 people associated with the scam have lost their lives, including a television reporter who covered it.
In New Delhi, Surjewala said: “Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday demanded a neutral investigation into Vyapam’s deaths, including that of a journalist. Does Chouhan refuse to listen to his own government?
“Does his reluctance reflect his nervousness and an attempt to cover up the truth and hijack the investigation,” he asked.
“Chouhan is deceiving the nation and telling a lie. He is deceiving the nation again. Why could the chief minister not be able to stop this sinister scam between 2009 and 2013”, noted the leader of the Congress.
Senior Congress official Digvijaya Singh, who filed a DIP with the Supreme Court requesting an independent investigation into the scam, tweeted: “Shivraj Singh Chouhan should be sacked and an impartial investigation should be conducted into the scam Vyapam. “
Arun Yadav told Bhopal: “The Vyapam scam has snowballed into a mega-scale scam. Its investigation should be carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. The Chief Minister has long promoted the fight against corruption. That being so, he himself would have to request a CBI probe. “