Vyapam Scam Probe Expected to Lead to BJP Leaders, Ex-Ministers

Political temperatures are expected to rise in Madhya Pradesh over the probe into the Professional Examination Board (Vyapam) scam, which is expected to affect several BJP leaders and former ministers.

The Vyapam scam has been in the limelight for the past decade, in which over 50 people have died and over 2,000 have gone to jail.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the case along with the Special Task Force (STF).

In this matter, many leaders associated with Congress, BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have come under the scanner.

In this case, including the leaders of both political parties, former minister Laxmikant Sharma and two office bearers of RSS have been sent to jail.

On October 6, 2014, the STF registered a case against eight students enrolled in the medical college on a complaint given by former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh.

It took nearly eight years for the STF to register the case, which has raised questions over the timing of the FIR.

In his complaint, Singh has said that after 2006, people colluded with its officials, Madhya Pradesh government ministers and senior BJP leaders to get financial benefits in the examinations conducted by Vyapam.

He said that this scam has been done with the direct and indirect connivance of politicians.

Singh’s complaint states that possibilities of fraudulent admissions exist with the residential addresses of some students being similar to those of students who passed class 10th and 12th from Uttar Pradesh Board and their MP domicile certificates being suspicious.

Along with this, a difference was also seen in the photo pasted on the examination form and the photo pasted during seat allotment.

Investigation revealed that the accused students impersonated fraudsters in the examination of 2008-09 and through the same got admission in Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.

It is being speculated that the names of many BJP leaders and people holding influential positions may also come to the fore in the investigation.

Political analysts believe that the complaint filed before the 2024 assembly elections will be used for political gains.

The contents of the FIR have raised apprehensions of its major impact on the politics of the state.

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