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MPPEB Scam Tip of an Iceberg: Digvijay

Published: 23rd June 2014 02:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2014 02:57 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Stepping up attack on BJP over allegations of wrongdoings in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, Congress today said it was just the "tip of an iceberg" and that the "needle of suspicion" is now on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Chouhan, however, remained unfazed over the allegations and said that he would soon file a defamation case on the issue.

Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, who had levelled allegations against Chouhan, said that he would come out in detail about the allegations in a separate blog.

"Shall come out about it in detail in a separate Blog. No reaction coming from BJP and RSS. Why? What has come is only tip of an iceberg. Almost all appointments and admissions in MBBS should be investigated. Needle of suspicion on CM now...

"Now Hindi TV channels are taking note of huge VYAPAM (Madhya Pradesh Professional Exam Board) scam in MP and C'garh. Uma Bharti has called it a bigger scam than "Chara Ghotala (fodder scam)," Singh said in separate tweets.

MP Congress chief spokesman K K Mishra had last week demanded a CBI probe to unearth the "nexus among middlemen, politicians, bureaucrats and education mafia which is behind the scam".

He had claimed he was in possession of some SMSes which were purportedly sent by various people, including politicians and even some journalists, to MPPEB exam controller Pankaj Trivedi and system analyst Nitin Mahindra -- both the main accused in the case -- and mining baron Sudhir Sharma.

Meanwhile, addressing BJP workers at Khajuraho during the two-day session of BJP MLAs which concluded yesterday, Chouhan said the party leaders are not required to bow their heads in shame as his government has not done anything wrong.

The Chief Minister also said that the Special Task Force (STF) was probing the case and truth would come out in the matter.



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