Congress stages demonstration, demands Madhya Pradesh governor's resignation

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2015 14:58 IST

The political career of veteran Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Governor Ramnaresh Yadav came full circle on Tuesday after the Congress staged a protest, demanding his resignation over his alleged involvement in the Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam.

Yadav (86), who hails from UP and was initially a socialist, spent a large part of his career in the Congress and was appointed the governor of Madhya Pradesh during the UPA regime.

Carrying placards and raising slogans, 'Mahamhim, isteefa do', scores of party workers on Tuesday marched towards Raj Bhavan. However, policemen, who were deployed on the spot, stopped them at Roshanpura, just near the Governor’s house.

The Youth Congress leaders, who were part of the demonstration, were carrying a banner with the message, 'Gandhi topi ki tum laaj bachao/Laat sahab UP wapas jao' (Save the dignity of the Gandhi cap/ Governor go back to Uttar Pradesh).

It was a rare occasion to see Congress leaders hitting the streets, protesting against a Governor appointed during their regime at the Centre.

Congress leaders, including Kailash Mishra, Vibha Patel, Sangeeta Sharma, KK Mishra and others, later dispersed.

Congress has been asking for the governor’s resignation ever since the Raj Bhavan came under scanner due to the PEB scam, and Yadav's son's name came up in the charge-sheet submitted by STF in the court. The governor’s former OSD, Dhanraj Yadav, was arrested in connection with the scam.

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