The Opposition Leader in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh, has written to Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, urging him to remove Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from his post.
The recently released Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has made scathing observations over the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.
The scam was perpetrated during Mr Chouhan's tenure.
The scam pertains to alleged irregularities in job recruitment and admissions by the state professional Examination Board, known by its Hindi name Vyapam.
The CAG has passed constraints against the Madhya Pradesh government for systematic subversion of rules.
Nearly, 53 persons died and 55 FIRs were registered in connection with the scam, alleged Ajay Singh.
About 2,500 persons were facing investigation by various agencies, including the CBI. Now, CAG has highlighted irregularities in it, said Singh.
Besides all this, 2,100 individuals were arrested in connection of this massive admission and recruitment racket.
“When Vyapam scam occurred, Shivraj Singh was in charge of the state’s medical education department,” said Ajay Singh.
Ajay Singh said, “The CM himself has admitted to the irregularities in 1,378 appointments made through Vyapam.”
Furthermore, the Leader of the Opposition, said, “Surprisingly, no investigating agencies have asked the Chief Minister, about the details of the scam.”
“When former Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh can be summoned on grounds of being in charge of coal ministry, why a chief minister cannot be examined.” stated Ajay Singh.
Ajay Singh even stated, that earlier two chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh - Uma Bharti and Babulal Gaur were removed from their post, by the top BJP leadership, when charges were not even related to corruption.
Then, “Why now BJP’s top leadership is having its soft corner on Chouhan?” he further questioned.