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MPPEB scam: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan rules out resignation

A day after being attacked on the issue of MPPEB scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday accused Congress of making completely baseless and untrue allegations against him.


MPPEB scam: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan rules out resignation

Bhopal: A day after being attacked on the issue of MPPEB scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday accused Congress of making completely baseless and untrue allegations against him.

Congress had on Monday alleged that the original excel sheet seized from a computer was tampered with to shield Chouhan and his family and had demanded his resignation.

“This is not the first allegation and certainly not the last. Investigation is being done, under the supervision of the Supreme Court, with an unbiased approach,” Chouhan told reporters.

Accusing Congress of making untrue allegations out of frustration, Chouhan said he was a thorn in the opposition party's side because he was, despite being a common man, has been the chief minister of the state for such a long time.

Chouhan also ruled out his resignation in the wake of state Congress attack on him. "If I have to resign based on allegation made by Congress party, I would have resigned 100 times by now. They keep doing this. When there is no truth where is the reason to resign," he told a TV channel, as per PTI.

After submitting documents claimed to be in support of their charges to Special Investigative Team (SIT) which is overseeing the Special Task Force (STF) probe into Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in recruitment examination for various government posts, Congress leaders had yesterday alleged the original excel sheet was tampered with.

Senior Congress leaders, including Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Suresh Pachouri, PCC president Arun Yadav and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Satyadev Katare in a joint press conference had demanded a CBI probe into the scam and Chouhan's resignation.

(With PTI inputs)

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