Vyapam scam: I’m a thorn in Congress’ side, says MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan


A day after being attacked on the issue of MPPEB scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday accused Congress of making completely baseless and untrue allegations against him.

Congress had on Monday alleged that the original excel sheet seized from a computer was tampered with to shield Chouhan and his family and had demanded his resignation.

“This is not the first allegation and certainly not the last. Investigation is being done, under the supervision of the Supreme Court, with an unbiased approach,” said Chouhan.

Accusing Congress of making untrue allegations out of frustration, Chouhan said he was a thorn in the opposition party’s side because he was, despite being a common man, has been the chief minister of the state for such a long time.

After submitting documents claimed to be in support of their charges to Special Investigative Team (SIT) which is overseeing the Special Task Force (STF) probe into Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in recruitment examination for various government posts, the Congress leaders had yesterday alleged the original excel sheet was tampered with.

Senior Congress leaders, including Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Suresh Pachouri, PCC president Arun Yadav and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Satyadev Katare in a joint press conference had demanded a CBI probe into the scam and Chouhan’s resignation.