FIR registered against MP Governor in Vyapam scam

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In a major development in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, Special Task Force on Tuesday registered an FIR against state Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

The Madhya Pradesh Recruitment Scam or Vyapam Scam pertains to manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by the MPPEB, which is being probed by the STF.

The STF had on December 18, lodged two FIRs against former State Technical Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and 129 others in connection with alleged irregularities in the examination for the recruitment of Grade II and III Contractual Teachers conducted by MPPEB.

Facing heat over alleged irregularities in selections by the state recruitment board, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday had rejected demands for his resignation and dismissed any talk of differences between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Chief Minister said Congress leaders speak “bundles of lies” on the issue.

“There were 3,58,490 recruitments done by MPPEB. Of these, the alleged irregularities were found in 228. The scam was exposed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan and not by Congress or media.