Rajnath rules out replacing MP CM

Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh today ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 18:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh today ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway.

"There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any possibility of replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Demanding his resignation, Congress had last week accused Chouhan and his family members of being involved in the Madhya Pradesh PEB scam, related to recruitment in various government jobs and also in the Pre-Medical Test (PMT).

"A high court directed probe has already been initiated. So the question does not arise at all," he said.

The Chief Minister had already rubbished all charges and even filed a defamation suit against state Congress chief spokesperson, K K Mishra for levelling "baseless" allegations against him and his wife.

The MP police`s Special Task Force (STF) is probing the scam after it came to the fore in 2013.