Congress attacks Chouhan on recruitment scam

Bhopal: Top Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Monday accused the Special Task Force (STF) probing the recruitment scam of “tampering” with evidence to be submitted to court by removing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s name at several places in an excel sheet as one who had recommended jobs for contractual teachers.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Accompanied by Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia and senior Supreme Court advocate KT S Tulsi, former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh told a press conference in Bhopal that he has filed a statement under oath before the High Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that words ‘CM’ occurred at 48 places.

This was changed to just ‘minister’ at 21 places, then ’Uma Bharati’ at 18 places and ‘Ms’ at one place. In 18 places, it has been altered to be left blank, Congress leaders alleged.

Rejecting their accusations, Madhya Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister and government spokesperson Narottam Mishra said the allegations were “baseless and without any substance”.

“The allegations levelled by them are imaginary, baseless and without any substance. We have full faith in the SIT, STF, High Court and the Supreme Court. If necessary, we will probe these charges,” Mishra said.