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Chouhan to Leave for Delhi, May Meet PM Modi

The Madhya Pradesh CM is leaving for Delhi amid speculation that he may meet PM Modi over Vyapam scam issue.

Published: 19th July 2015 02:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2015 02:09 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leaving for New Delhi today amid speculation that he may meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Vyapam scam issue.

However, so far there is no official confirmation if Chouhan will meet the PM.

"Chouhan will leave for New Delhi around 2 PM and return later in the night. According to the official programme, he will take part in some local programmes in the national capital," Public Relation Department's Commissioner Anupam Rajan told PTI.

When specifically asked if he will meet the PM, Rajan said, "I have no idea."

Chouhan recently had a detailed discussion with BJP president Amit Shah during the latter's Bhopal visit after the scam case was handed over to CBI for probe by the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh in a tweet today asked if Modi and Shah would seek the MP CM's resignation.

"Amit Shah summons Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj. Would he, Modi and RSS have guts to ask for their resignation ?" Digvijay tweeted.

Chouhan's Delhi visit assumes significance in view of Parliament's Monsoon session beginning from July 21.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has already said that the issue of Vyapam scam will be raised during the Parliament session and accused the Madhya Pradesh government of "inaction" in probing the massive scandal, which allegedly has claimed the lives of many accused and witnesses.

Asked whether Congress will raise Vyapam scam in Parliament, the Congress chief whip said, "Absolutely."

Notably, the issue of death of TV journalist Akshay Singh, who went to Meghnagar in Jhabua district to cover the mysterious death of MBBS student Namrata Damor whose name figured in the Vyapam scam, came into international focus with a UN body calling for a probe into his death.

After taking over the case from Special Task Force (STF) which was probing the scam, CBI has registered over a dozen FIRs in the scandal, including that of "murder" in the mysterious death of Damor.



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