PEB scam: Digvijaya dares Madhya Pradesh CM for CBI probe

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2015 17:16 IST

All-India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday again launched an attack on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, daring him to hand over the Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam case to the CBI.

Singh tweeted in Hindi, "Shivrajji yadi sahas hai to prakran CBI ko do, ab to sarkar Bhajpa ki hai" (If you have the courage hand over the case to the CBI, now there is a Bharatiya Janata Party government in power at the Centre too).

He added that Chouhan should else give an affidavit that proof given by him (Singh) were false.

The Congress leader said that if the proof was not correct, then the CM should file a defamation suit against him.

Singh sent two more tweets later in the day that seemed to be giving advice to the CM.

"I am giving advice as an elder brother, whether you accept or not. Keep your family members away from it and also maintain a distance from corrupt friends and officers."

In the third tweet, Singh wrote that "merely issuing statements won't help, in democracy people elect their leaders, don't rob them, instead serve them."

The series of tweets came just two days after Singh addressed a joint press conference with senior Congress leaders to launch a fierce attack on Chouhan over the PEB scam and a day after Youth Congress workers hit the streets and were lathi-charged.

On Monday, Singh had handed over documents to the high court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), claiming that he had the original excel sheet obtained from PEB's former system analyst Nitin Mahindra’s computer.

"Chouhan's name figured at the 48th place in the list and was removed or replaced with others," he said.

In the past, the Congress had attacked the state government over the scam, off and on, but right now the party leaders are keeping up the pressure against the government.

Clearly, the Congress seems to be in a mood to keep up the tempo and corner Chouhan.

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