Updated: February 19, 2015 2:24:07 am
On the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the state capital witnessed hectic political actions from both the Congress and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Congress has levelled allegations of tampering of records in the Vyapam admission and recruitment scam to protect Chouhan. Vyapam stands for the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, an autonomous body that conducts recruitment tests for various posts as well as admission to professional courses.
As the Congress proceeded on the expected lines of disrupting the first day proceedings of the Assembly and face-off with the police in the streets, the Chief Minister wrote to Special Investigation Team (SIT) monitoring the case seeking investigation into the allegations levelled by Congress leaders.
Meanwhile, according to sources, the SIT chief, retired judge Chandresh Bhushan, has sought High Court directions in investigating the alleged role of Governor Ramnaresh Yadav.
On Wednesday, Union minister Uma Bharti, whose name also figures in the scam, met the Governor. She said it was a “courtesy call”.
The sources said Chouhan had been assured full support by the BJP central leadership in response to the first direct political attack by the Congress since the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
A group of about 200 Youth Congress members led by state unit chief Arun Yadav, MP Youth Congress president Kunal Choudhary and MLA and Digvijaya Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh took to the streets after a two-hour ruckus in the House. The police, which sources said have been instructed not to use lethal force against any protest, used water cannons and mild force before arresting the protestors.
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