New Delhi: Putting up a brave front, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Thursday, welcomed the Supreme Court's directive to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe all cases related to the Vyapam scam
Addressing a press conference, Chouhan said, “I am grateful to the Supreme Court that it has ordered a CBI probe,” adding that he himself had filed a petition the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking a probe by the central agency.
“The questions raised on us made it imperative that CBI investigates this case...I would request CBI to start the investigation as soon as possible so that the truth comes out,” he said.
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said that credit must be given to his government for probing the Vyapam scam. He said the decision to probe the scam was like a 'agni pariksha' for him but he was steadfast in resolve to correct the flaw in the 'system'.
Hitting out at the Congress, Chouhan said the opposition party is suffering from 'Shivraj phobia' and that the party, in its keenness to target him, has sullied the image of Madhya Pradesh.
“If Congress hates me then it should target me, why target the state? This is what Congress has fallen to...They demand my resignation 5-6 times a day. Congress is suffering from 'Shivraj phobia',” he said.
Chouhan's comments came even as the Congress sharpened its attack on him and renewed the demand that he resign to ensure that a fair probe is conducted in the case.
Reacting to Chouhan's comments, Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, “These are fascist people, they won't resign.”