New statement has come on Vyapam Scam from Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said that asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to answer for every ‘silly issue’ was unfair when the concerned ministers and party presidents had already given their statements with regard to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam.
“The state has initiated probe. The deaths are a matter of concern, but law and order is a state subject. See, the Prime Minister need not answer on silly issues,” Gowda said.
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“The concerned ministers and party president have answered. For each silly issue asking the Prime Minister to answer is not fair,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Congress party along with four other activists including AAP’s Kumar Vishwas have demanded a fair and transparent probe into the scam along with the removal of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from his office.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition against MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in order to ensure a fair inquiry. The matter will be heard on July 9.
In what looked like yet another suspected murder in Vyapam scam, a young trainee sub-inspector Anamika Kushwaha was found dead in a lake on Monday morning.
Akshay, who was in MP on a Vyapam related reporting assignment, was found dead in mysterious circumstances on Saturday, while Dr Arun Sharma died in a Delhi’s hotel in equally suspicious manner on Sunday.
With that, the number of people found dead related to Vyapam scam had gone up to 47.
Also, Madhya Pradesh police are denying that the recent death of 40-year-old police constable Ramakant Panda, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a residence in Orchha, is linked to the deadly scam.
The Vyapam scam is a huge admission and recruitment scandal involving politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen. Several politicians, including former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma, a host of officials and aspirants have been arrested in the case.
The scam involved the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, which holds exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. The candidates allegedly bribed government officials to ensure that they made it to the list of those who cleared the test.