Bhopal: Has Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav submitted his resignation on being asked by the Union home ministry to step down after the Special task Force of Madhya Pradesh Police registered an FIR against him under various sections of IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with the massive State Professional Examination Board scam also known as “Vyapam” scam?
Everyone was asking this question in the state capital today but there was no official confirmation of the Governor’s resignation.
Yadav, a former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, is the first Indian governor booked in a cheating case. He has been charged of criminal conspiracy and for his role in manipulating the screening process and recommending names for selection as forest guards.
The FIR against Yadav was registered after a division bench of Jabalpur High Court comprising Chief Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Alok Aradhe told the STF to proceed against the “high dignitary”.
The Governor’s former OSD Dhanraj Yadav is already in jail facing prosecution in the PEB case. His son Shailesh’s name has also figured during interrogation of the accused.