Vyapam scam

Vyapam Scam: Accused former MP minister Laxmikant Sharma released on bail

Vyapam Scam accused former higher and technical education minister Laxmikant Sharma was released on bail on Sunday. Sharma was to be released from Bhopal central jail on Saturday but because of the delay in fulfilling formalities, the process was delayed. The former minister is among the highest government functionaries to be jailed in the widespread exam-rigging scandal that has seen the killing of dozens under mysterious circumstances since the probe into

Rahul Gandhi should take charge as Congress president soon: Sachin Pilot

Rahul Gandhi should take over as Congress president soon, says Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot who also wants Sonia Gandhi to remain the parliamentary party head to guide the organisation. Pilot feels that the Congress vice president has been able to energise the party after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections and has been leading it from the front by taking on the ruling BJP inside and outside Parliament. “Rahul

Vyapam scam: CBI files affidavit in SC, seeks 3 more weeks to take handover

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the Vyapam Scam investigations and sought three more weeks to take handover of all cases. Also, the CBI sought three weeks to engage special CBI prosecutors in these cases and requested the SC to allow Madhya Pradesh Government`s public prosecutors to continue until then, so that the routine hearings of the cases don`t

On corruption, Narendra Modi fails to mention Lalitgate, Vyapam in Independence Day speech

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked various scams like 2G and coal in his Independence Day speech, he evaded any mention of Lalitgate and Vyapam, in which a number of senior BJP leaders, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, are implicated. Despite saying corruption has become a part of the Indian system, “eating it away like a termite”, a determined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday failed to mention the

PM Narendra Modi praises Mulyam Singh Yadav after he told Congress enough is enough

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at Congress for “misusing” Parliament to stop the country’s growth and hailed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for “understanding this conspiracy” and working to end the logjam in the House. Addressing the last scheduled BJP parliamentary party meet in the Monsoon session, Modi spoke of “some people”, a reference to top Congress brass, who are working to stall economic growth, Union Minister

Congress protests in Lok Sabha, Speaker says murder of democracy

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed protests and sloganeering from the Congress during the pre-lunch session over its demand for the resignation of three BJP leaders. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called it “murder of democracy”. The Speaker also asked Lok Sabha TV to show the protests so that people can see the scenes for themselves. Soon after the house met in the morning, members of the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the

Sushma Swaraj's Lalitgate defence in Parliament without notice: Opposition

The opposition on Monday objected to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement in Parliament, saying it was made without notice and hence illegal, and urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari not to take it on record. In her statement during the Zero Hour, Sushma had made the statement saying she had not made any request to the British government for the issue of travel documents to controversial former Indian Premier League

Vyapam scam: CBI files eight more FIRs

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered eight fresh FIRs in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The first FIR was registered against against 22 people on allegations of impersonation by certain people in respect of five candidates in the Vyapam conducted Pre Medical Test (PMT) 2011, who joined a medical college at Rewa. The second case has been registered for impersonation

Vyapam scam: CBI likely to file status report in SC today, 18 FIRs registered

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file its status report in the multi-crore Vyapam recruitment scam (Vyapam Scam) before the Supreme Court on Thursday. The CBI had yesterday registered its 18th FIR in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The first information report (FIR) was registered against 64 people related to the alleged illegalities committed in the police constable recruitment examination

Sushma Swaraj helping Lalit Modi 'impropriety' of highest order: Congress

Congress leader P C Chacko on Saturday said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj`s action of helping a fugitive like Lalit Modi is the `impropriety` of the highest order. Chacko further said that Swaraj is only responsible to make recommendations and has no right to take any decisions. “What Sushma ji has admitted in her tweet is exactly the charge against her. Giving or issuing clearance or travel papers to

TV mike hits Rahul Gandhi in the eye

A TV crew’s mike hit Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s eye outside Parliament on Thursday. The Amethi MP seemed annoyed for a bit but then wiped his eye and walked off. Gandhi later told reporters that his party will not allow any discussion in Parliament unless external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj resigned over the Lalit Modi controversy. “We asked the PM what he thinks about Lalit Modi. We got no

Why is Narendra Modi silent on Vyapam, asks Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the Vyapam scam. “More than 40 people have died in the Vyapam scam. One of your friends has also died. This is such a big scam and the PM is silent on this,” Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament. “Can’t he make a single comment on the scam? I don’t have any problem if he doesn’t speak. The