Vyapam scam: Home Ministry asks MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to step down

The Home Ministry has asked Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to step down, after he was named in an FIR registered in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, reports said on Wednesday.

Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 10:42 AM IST
Vyapam scam: Home Ministry asks MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to step down

Bhopal: The Home Ministry has asked Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to step down, after he was named in an FIR registered in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, reports said on Wednesday.

STF on Tuesday registered an FIR against Yadav and 100 others in the MPPEB or Vyapam scam, sources said.

Those named in the FIR include 88 candidates and 11 middlemen and other people.

They have been charged under relevant sections of the IT Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The manipulation in selection process for government jobs, conducted by Vyapam, is being probed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Khare said that since the matter was being heard by the high court, he will not be able to name the people in the FIR. He also did not name the governor.

However, when the media asked him about an FIR against Governor Yadav, Khare only said the process was on.

Sources told a news agency that the Raj Bhavan had written letters of recommendation for two youth - Mahesh and Satish, both residents of Uttar Pradesh - who had appeared in the examination for recruitment as forest guards.

Khare had also met Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief Chandresh Bhushan in this connection.

The opposition Congress - which had earlier submitted a document to the SIT - Tuesday handed over more papers in a sealed envelope to the probe team.

Bhushan told reporters the envelope contained a pen drive and some documents.

The sources told a news agency that Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has also sent some documents which contain details about phone calls and SMSes.

Digvijay Singh has alleged that the STF was trying to protect Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The SIT said Digvijaya Singh`s allegation was being probed.