BHOPAL: Congress leader K. K. Mishra on Sunday said that the Vyapam scam has emerged as the ‘biggest scam in Asia’, adding that the death of journalist Akshay Singh has shaken the belief of people from democracy.
“The death of journalist Akshay Singh under mysterious circumstances has shaken the belief of the nation in democracy. I believe that the Vyapam scam has become the biggest scam in Asia. The Madhya Pradesh Governor has been named in the scam, his two sons have been named, the Chief Minister has been named and several IAS and IPS officers are in jail….This has created an atmosphere of fear,” Mishra told ANI.
Demand for CBI probe
The Party also demanded a CBI probe into the scam following the death of journalist and described the attack on media personnel as an attack on democracy.
“It is a very sad incident. We offer condolences to the journalist’s family. It is sad that deaths of journalists are taking place, whether it is Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh. A thorough investigation should be carried out and Congress will support it. Journalists and media are an important part of democracy, and attack on them is an attack on democracy,” Congress leader RPN Singh told mediapersons
“Many deaths have taken place in connection with the Vyapam scam and it remains to be seen till when the state government and Centre will wake up ….There is a simple solution to this, the state government just has to write to the Centre demanding a CBI inquiry,” he added.
Mysterious death of scribe
Akshay Singh, a journalist with the TV Today Group, died suddenly on Saturday when he had gone to take an interview of the family of a slain Vyapam scam accused in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.
Reports say that Singh felt chest pain while he was taking the interview. He was taken to the Meghnagar hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.