Congress playing "politics of lies" on Vyapam deaths: BJP

After embattled Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requested High Court for a CBI probe in the Vyapam scam, BJP today said the matter was closed for it even as it accused Congress of playing "politics of lies" even in the sudden deaths in the case.

PTI| Updated: Jul 08, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

New Delhi: After embattled Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requested High Court for a CBI probe in the Vyapam scam, BJP today said the matter was closed for it even as it accused Congress of playing "politics of lies" even in the sudden deaths in the case.

"Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has requested the High Court for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam, including the sudden deaths that are being linked to the scam. The probe will bring out the truth. The matter is closed for BJP after this request," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Attacking the Congress, he said the opposition party is making false and baseless allegations and has now resorted to doing politics on the sudden deaths.

"Congress, which has been a brand ambassador of corruption and misgovernance, is making baseless and senseless allegations while trying to wipe their blackened faces due to the Coal scam.

"Congress has failed while making false and baseless allegations ever since the NDA government came to power and is now resorting to politics on the sudden deaths being linked to the scam. The probe will bring out the truth," Sharma said.

The BJP leader said it was Chouhan himself who had ordered a probe in 2013 after he found irregularities in recruitments made, in a bid to bring in transparency in the system.

He said during the Congress regime, there was no system of recruitments. The probe ordered by Chouhan registered 55 FIR and arrests of 2,000 of the total 2,500 accused were made.

On the sudden deaths, Sharma said, Congress is now playing "politics of deaths" by trying to link the Vyapam issue with these deaths.

Congress has been attacking Chouhan for the deaths and is linking them to the Vyapam scam, while demanding that there should be a Supreme Court monitored CBI probe.