Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav is facing the heat and pressure is mounting on him to resign after his son Shailesh Yadav’s name got linked with the massive State Professional Examination Board scam. The former OSD to the Governor and his relative Dhanraj Singh Yadav has been arrested in this case.
Yesterday on the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the Governor’s address was disrupted by the agitated Congress members who were vocal in demanding his resignation. They did not allow him to speak beyond a few minutes and his address was treated as read. The Governor is adamant that he would not resign.
In a related development, following the accusations hurled at chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family regarding involvement in the PEB scam by Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and other top Congress leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath, Suresh Pachouri, State Congress chief Arun Yadav and leader of Opposition in Assembly Satyadev Katare, at a press conference two days ago. the chief minister wrote a letter to the special investigation team (SIT) chief urging that the “misleading complaint lodged against him by Digvijay Singh shoulde be investigated to put the record straight before the people.
The Congress has leveled allegations that the PEB recruitment related data presernted before the court by the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh Police has been tampered with to protect the chief minister.
The Congress adopted a two-pronged strategy. While on one side the Congress legislators disrupted the Assembly proceedings, a couple of hundred Youth Congress activists, on the other, led by State Congress chief Arun Yadav, Youth Congress president Kunal Choudhary and Digvijaya Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh, who is also an MLA, staged a protest demonstration on the streets. The police used water canons before arresting the protesters.