Governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav, in the eye of the Vyapam scam, is hosting an iftaar party in state capital Bhopal this evening. A notice from the Supreme Court on a petition on his alleged role in the Vyapam scam did not interrupt his plans.
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But Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the BJP, whose government too is besieged by the massive controversy, is not attending the party at the Raj Bhavan, though he is back in Bhopal. But his Home Minister Babulal Gaur attended the iftaar party.
In Delhi today, Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said ?I welcome it wholeheartedly. There was a burden on my heart? as the Supreme Court also decided that the CBI would now investigated the scam and the many inexplicable deaths of people linked to it.
Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan called it his ?agnipariksh? i.e. litmus test. The MP Govt should get credit for investigating the case and cleaning the system? he said. The governor Ram Naresh Yadav, 87, has offered no comments yet on today?s developments.
Amid speculation that he could resign after the notice was issued to him, his office confirmed that he has not sought an appointment with the President of India. Not only that, it also confirmed that he had no plans to travel to Delhi any time soon.
Mr. Yadav has been given 4 weeks to give his explanation to the notice on a petition that challenges the quashing by the Madhya Pradesh High court of an FIR or first information repot against him in the vyapam recruitment scam. The FIR named him as an accused in a vyapam case, but the high court had ruled that he could not be investigated while in office.
The Congress?s Digvijay Singh said today, ?I would have resigned the day my name would have come in the FIR. I appeal to Ram Naresh Yadav to resign immediately.? According to sources the party called Mr. Yadav, a congressman before he become governor, asking him to resign.