BHOPAL : Leader of opposition in the state Assembly Satyadev Katare demanded to handover probe to CBI in Vyapam scam.
“They levelled charges against our leaders who were in government referring certain irregularities in appointment process as part of counter attack. We agreed to hand over their probe to CBI along with charges levelled by us in Vyapam scam for fair probe,” Katare told media persons after adjournment of the House for next day.
He questioned why the government did not initiate probe on irregularities of Congress government in last ten years of its regime.
He said, chief minister first time in last ten years could not complete his speech in the assembly. Elaborating his party stand on the deadlock continued in the House, Katare said “The opposition wanted to continue the proceeding of the House but the chief minister replied on his family, wife and 20 years story of Congress regime without giving his reply on Vyapam scam. He made baseless charges on our leaders. Only then opposition members stood and continued to protest for CBI probe in the case. If the chief minister had agreed on demand for CBI probe, we would have heard his speech.”
He said, discussion on adjournment motion continued for second day but opposition members who wanted to speak were not allowed.
Katare said he would have meeting with party MLAs to decide further course of action regarding the Vyapam scam.
When asked about his party spokesman KK Mishra being unable to submit the list of those 19 candidates, who according to him, got the job in transport department through ‘Gondia connection’, Katare said, “At least wait for next hearing in the Court as the matter is sub judice because of the government moving to court to file defamation case against Mishra.”
On formation of inquiry commission for irregularities of Congress regime, he said any judicial inquiry commission could not do investigation as does the CBI.
Talking to mediapersons, Katare said that how could he have not protested when allegations were being levelled at former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh. “He would have been quite upset with me had not interrupted the CM’, he said.