CBI probe into Vyapam scam: Now, I’m relieved, says Chouhan

"The truth in this case should come out," says the the Madhya Pradesh CM.

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:54 am IST

Published - July 10, 2015 02:33 am IST - BHOPAL

M.P. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks to media outside the residence of late journalist Akshay Singh after meeting his family at Mayur Vihar, New Delhi on Thursday.

M.P. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks to media outside the residence of late journalist Akshay Singh after meeting his family at Mayur Vihar, New Delhi on Thursday.

On a day in which the Supreme Court provided the major talking points in the Vyapam saga, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the move to transfer investigation in the case to the CBI, calling it a relief.

“Now I am feeling relieved. The truth in this case should come out,” he told reporters in Bhopal after returning from Delhi on Thursday morning.

Of more political significance in Bhopal, however, was the apex court’s notice to Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on a petition filed by a group of lawyers asking for his removal due to his alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam.

On Thursday both the Congress and BJP offices here were full of talk that high-level meetings were taking place in Delhi, involving the Home Secretary, regarding the Governor’s removal. Mr. Yadav, however, went about his engagements as usual, holding an Iftar party for prominent Muslim leaders, and gave little away regarding his plans.

In a hastily organised press conference about an hour after news of the Supreme Court’s ruling came in, the State Congress called for the Governor to resign on moral grounds.

Meanwhile, the Jabalpur High Court was told on Wednesday that a constable who was to appear as a witness in the Vyapam scam died two months ago. Officials said he had died of hepatitis.

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