Fast-track probe into Vyapam scam once Congress comes in power: Jyotiraditya Scindia

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Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that Congress will order a “fast-track” probe into the alleged Vyapam scam and claimed that the guilty will be brought to book if Congress wins in Madhya Pradesh.

Assembly Elections in MP will be contested on 230 seats. Scindia is Congress’s campaign committee chief for MP assembly elections. BJP has been ruling MP for 15 years.

Vyavasayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) which is the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, has been at the centre of a massive recruitment scandal, involving alleged bribery and fudging of marks among others.

CBI and the Enforcement Directorate are already probing the scam and multiple charge sheets have been filed till now.

Scindia said,”We will abolish Vyapam first of all and set up a new board “Rajya Karmachari Chayan Aayog” to ensure transparent recruitments and a corruption-free system.Nearly 2,000 students are in jail, 35 cases are ongoing and 28 people have died till now. We are going to make sure that a fast track enquiry takes places and will bring to book those who are guilty.”

He further said that his party will address the issue of unemployment and provide subsidy to businesses to provide jobs to youth of the state.

He added,”The idea to put these things in our manifesto is that those who have been left out and are not part of economic mainstream of India can now become part of the economic mainstream — whether it is a farmer who is reeling under the burden of loan or a youngster who has not been able to get a job under Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s 15 year of ‘bemisaal’ (unparalleled) government even though he is educated.”

When asked about the allegations that Congress would ban RSS, he outrightly rejected the allegations.

“What’s the controversy about it? It (Congress manifesto) does not talk about banning any organisation. Our manifesto very clearly says that according to the rules of government procedure, by which all government servants are governed, you are not allowed to participate in any political outfit’s organisational activity,” Scindia told in an interview during a campiagn tour in his parliamentary constituency of Guna-Shivpuri.

“You can believe in a political outfit, there is no pratibandh (ban) or bar from believing in it but as a government servant you certainly can’t participate and that’s part of our Constitution….Whatever is a rule is a rule. So why is the BJP getting all worked up about it? The difference between BJP and us is that we follow the law. They don’t and so when the law is being enforced they have a problem because they believe in outlaws”, he said.

The Congress manifesto says “the holding of RSS shakhas in government premises would be banned and the order regarding relaxation given to public servants to attend them will be revoked”.

Congress government had banned RSS activities in government premises in MP in 1981. The ban was later revived in 2000 by then CM Digvijaya Singh under the Civil Services Conduct Rule.

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