Vyapam Case: Congress demands Shivraj Chouhan's resignation over SC order

Bhopal: Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after the Supreme Court upheld the cancellation of admissions of 634 students in various medical colleges of the state through the 'Vyapam' test.

Protests against BJP leaders in connection with Vyapam scam. PTI.

Protests against BJP leaders in connection with Vyapam scam. PTI.

"The decision has exposed that the corrupt network of mafia, power-brokers and officials of the Medical Education Department and state Professional Examination Board (popularly known as 'Vyapam') was involved in getting these students passed through illegal means. Chouhan should resign immediately," state Congress president Arun Yadav said.

Senior Congress leader Ajay Singh said the apex court's order had substantiated the accusations of a scam. The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Madhya Pradesh High Court's order cancelling the admissions of 634 MBBS students who had got entry into various medical colleges of the state between 2008 and 2012 using "illegal means", Singh said.

"The chief minister should take the moral responsibility for this scam and resign immediately," he demanded. Yadav pointed out that Chouhan himself was holding the Medical Education portfolio when the Vyapam scam was reported. "These students would have become doctors...the apex court has saved the patients from such doctors," he said.

Former controller of Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) Yogesh Uprit had also admitted to corruption in the admission process in his statement before court, Yadav claimed.

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Updated Date: Feb 13, 2017 21:17:16 IST

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