The death of Shailesh Yadav, a businessman and son of MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, sparked a political furore with the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress trading charges related to Shailesh’s alleged role as a facilitator in the scam related to rigging the MP government’s admissions and recruitment tests — there was even speculation that he may have been poisoned.
Here are the top five stories:
1. People dying everyday, SC says shocking
The bench of Justices A K Sikri and Rohinton F Nariman made this observation as it heard an appeal by some candidates who had sought re-conduct of the 2015 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) examination in view of alleged irregularities.
2. Vyapam scam timeline
The Vyapam scam broke ‘formally’ in 2013 after the Indore Crime Branch registered an FIR after arresting 20 impersonators
Read here: Timeline – Story of the Vyapam scam
3. Tracking Vyapam Deaths
The death of MP Governor’s son sparked a political furore with the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress trading charges related to Shailesh Yadav’s alleged role as a facilitator in the Vyapam scam.
4. MP government requests CBI to take over
After consistently stonewalling calls for an independent probe, the Madhya Pradesh government today requested the High Court to hand over the investigation into the Vyapam admission tests scam to the CBI.
5. Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s interview
Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks to the Indian Express about the scam and its after-effects. Read this exclusive interview with the Madhya Pradesh CM who talks about the Vyapam scam.
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