BHOPAL : There is every possibility of the ongoing Monsoon session of the Assembly being marred by the Vyapam scam. Congress MLAs have been given clear-cut instructions from their party’s central leaders to strongly demand Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s resignation in the House. Congress will demand for Chauhan’s resignation on Vyapam scam during Question Hour. Congress Legislature Party (CLP), in its meeting, also decided that the party would not allow the House to function. A senior Congress MLA maintains when Parliament is unlikely to function on Vyapam issue then there is no question of allowing the state Assembly to function. The MLAs said that they would demand for debate on deaths connected to Vyapam scam.
At the same time, BJP Ministers and MLAs have also started preparing their strategy to counter Congress’ attack. Chauhan after adjournment of the House, convened a meeting with his Ministers and asked them to adopt aggressive stance. Chauhan urged them to reply every issue raised by Congress.
A booklet “Vyapam: Bhram Aur Vastavikta”, got printed by the party was distributed among the MLAs.
They were asked to study it thoroughly. At a meeting of BJP legislature party at CM House, the MLAs were told that the state government did not show any laxity in investigations in the scam. The MLAs were also told that Vyapam scam has been blown out of proportion and Congress is creating hype as part of a conspiracy.
Presentation on Vyapam Bill
A presentation was made at Mantralaya regarding changes to be made in the structure of Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal. The presentation took place in the presence of Chief Minister Chauhan and some ministers. Ministers were asked to give suggestions. The government is contemplating to bring a bill in state Assembly in connection with changes in Vyapam ranging from changing its name to set-up to examination pattern. The recommendations made by a committee of officers related to reforms in Vyapam have also been incorporated in the said bill.