Modi should speak few words on Vyapam scam: Congress on PM's visit
Bhopal, Oct 14: The Madhya Pradesh Congress today demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak "few words" on alleged multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, or Vyapam scam, during his visit to inaugurate the 'Shaurya Smarak' here.
State BJP government was last year caught in the middle of a controversy over an admission-cum-recruitment scam, commonly know by MPPEB's Hindi acronym Vyapam scam, with the alleged involvement of state ministers, senior bureaucrats and mysterious deaths of accused during the course of the investigation.
Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Shaurya Smarak, a war memorial, built at Arera Hills here this evening.
State Congress president Arun Yadav, in a letter to Modi, said, "Right in front of the Shaurya Smarak is the Vyapam building and I heard that in order to hide it from your eyes curtains were put up at the venue."
"I hope that while standing in front of it (Vyapam office), you will say something on those innocent persons who were killed because of scam and also about lakhs of other aspirants who lost their future because of it. The CBI is probing the scam till date," he said.
The leader further said, "I am sure that you also felt the pain of these lakhs of aspirants." Yadav said lakhs of youth of the state are expecting the Prime Minister to speak at least "two words" on issues like Vyapam and malnutrition in the state.