Vyapam scam: Cong leaders submit ‘solid evidence’ to PM against Madhya Pradesh CM
NEW DELHI: A Congress delegation on
Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre’s intervention in
the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and claimed to have submitted ‘solid evidence’
showing chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s involvement in it.
The Congress leaders also requested
the Prime Minister to declare the recent hailstorm in parts of Madhya Pradesh
as a “national calamity” and ensure that farmers are “adequately compensated”
in the state.
“Vyapam has now become 'vyapak'
(comprehensive). We met the Prime Minister over the Vyapam issue, which is
perhaps the biggest scam in India. This time we have furnished solid evidence
before the Prime Minister.
“Before the Lok Sabha polls, the
Prime Minister used to claim that neither he will engage in corruption nor will
allow anybody to do it... Now we expect the Prime Minister to take the matter
into his own hands and ensure action to live by his words. We hope that the PM
will stick to what he had said,” former Union minister Kapil Sibal said outside
He was talking to reporters after the
delegation called on the Prime Minister in Parliament House. The delegation
comprises Sibal, Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Irregularities in recruitments in the
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examinations Board, also known as Vyapam has been
in the news for long and the Congress has been demanding the resignation of the
The Special Task Force of the state
cannot investigate the matter impartially against Chouhan as long he remains
the chief minister, the Congress has claimed. Sibal said the delegation
submitted a CD and excel-sheet document to the Prime Minister that mentions ‘CM’
against the names of as many as 48 of the 131 illegal appointees.
The Congress leaders claimed that
this was the original excel-sheet from the computer hard disk of Nitin Mahindra,
the main accused in the scam.
“The hard disk was tampered with earlier and the name of CM was removed
from there and that of Uma Bharti was given so that the probe does not bring
under its ambit the chief minister," Sibal claimed.