Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
Bhopal: Senior BJP leader and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti had demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, better known as Vyapam recruitment scam.
Reports on Monday said that Bharti had alleged that a CBI probe is necessary in the case as there is inter-state links in the scam.
Bharti made this remark in the state`s Satna district yesterday.
Bharti`s party colleague and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan`s name had also been dragged in the Vyapam scam and the Congress-led opposition has been demanding a CBI probe into the scam.
Chouhan had lashed out at the Congress for dragging his government into the scam.
"We detected irregularities in recruitment and admission tests (conducted by MPPEB) and handed over the probe to the Special Task Force. But some people think that this is a good opportunity to drag my name into it. Such attempts will never succeed," Chouhan said.