MPPEB scam: No link of any RSS leader`s involvement, says Ram Madhav

After reports named several of its past and present functionaries in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday took the allegations head-on claiming that there was no proof of any such involvement.

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014, 01:10 AM IST

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New Delhi: After reports named several of its past and present functionaries in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday took the allegations head-on claiming that there was no proof of any such involvement.
Quashing the claims, senior Sangh leader Ram Madhav said, "We have gone through all available material in the Vyapam case, and found no link of any senior RSS leader in it.”

He denounced the allegations levelled against RSS leaders and hinted at a conspiracy behind it. "These are baseless, malicious and politically motivated,” said Madhav.

Earlier in the day, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had also said that the law would take its own course in the case.

The MPPEB has been in the news for alleged corruption in conducting examinations for recruitment to various state government jobs.

The MPPEB scam related to the Pre-Medical Test and recruitment to various government services, including teachers, constables and food inspectors has been taking place in the state since the last few years, until the matter was exposed after a few impersonators were arrested in Indore.

As per reports recent audit by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08 found alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorised disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the MPPEB.