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Vyapam scam: For Law minister Sadananda Gowda, the multi-crore scandal is a ‘silly issue’

Sadananda Gowda said there was no need for PM Modi to answer on a 'silly issue' such as the Vyapam scam.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2015 1:43 pm


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On a day when the Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea seeking a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam that has snowballed into an issue of national prominence, Law Minister Sadananda Gowda brushed aside the seriousness of the scandal, calling it ‘a silly issue.’

When queried by reporters as to whether the PM should speak on the scam, Gowda said Narendra Modi does not have to ‘answer on silly issues.’ He added that the party president and concerned ministers have spoken on the issue.

“Asking the PM to answer on each silly issue is not fair,” said Gowda.

The Law Minister’s insensitive comment has drawn several NSUI workers onto the streets in Bengaluru with slogans and placards.

In the Vyapam scam, also known as the MPPEB scam, bribes were allegedly taken by several senior politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen for allowing impostors to write recruitment examinations for appointments to government posts. The scandal, that first erupted in 2013, has shaken the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh and led to mysterious deaths of several people involved in the scam. On his part, the CM has said that all deaths are ‘natural.’

The Congress, both at the state and central level, have demanded an impassioned CBI probe into the scam, which is currently being investigated by the Madhya Pradesh police.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan too in a press conference later today requested for a CBI probe into the scam. He said the allegations being made against his government are baseless.

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  1. S
    Jul 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm
    Another loose cannon in the present government proves that he is an
    1. M
      Jul 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm
      These Ministers should not make such irresponsible statements and spoil the name of Modi. It is so sad and unnecessary
      1. M
        Malkit Singh
        Jul 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm
        For Dearth of 45 people involved in Professional Examination of M.P. Our BJP leaders have no remorse on their faces. Mr.Sadanand Gowda has lower his status while commenting it as silly issue. Coming events cast their shadow before What I mean end of the BJP rule has already been started. They are shielding their RSS leaders and BJP ministers who are directly or indirectly involved in the biggest scam for the last 65 years. Instead of repenting on this scam, they are commenting their undesirable remarks and laughing at the dead bodies. They have proved themselves as arrogant, communal and corrupt. They have business relations with law offender like Lalit Modi even though they are claiming themselves self nationalists and patriots. If the Congress is bad, BJP is likely to be proved the worst. Unfortunately we have to bear them for four years more. I would like to remind RSS & BJP leaders to serve the people of India who have trusted in Prime Minister blindly Please hand over the MP scam CBI so that culprits can be booked and sent to jail although it is also fact that CBI is also working at the instance of BJP.If the brave voters of Indian can show the way out for Congress, same may happen with NDA also. We are ready to even accept corruption but not unnatural deaths. Malkit Singh 8285175136
        1. T
          Jul 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm
          Sadananda Gowda is an incompetent minister who was removed as a Minister of Railways , so we should not attach significance to his comments
          1. A
            Jul 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm
            Mr Minister. If your party does then it is "Silly Issue". If other party does then it becomes a lucrative issue to criticize other party on..... Wah re Gowda Waah
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