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Vyapam whistleblower Chaturvedi participates in RSS path-sanchalan

Vyapam scam whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi participated in the path-sanchalan of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Gwalior on Tuesday. Wearing trousers, the new uniform of the organisation, Chaturvedi followed all the traditions practiced in the procession.

bhopal Updated: Oct 12, 2016 10:23 IST
HT Correspondent, Bhopal
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Ashish Chaturvedi participated in the path-sanchalan of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Gwalior on Tuesday. or.

Vyapam scam whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi participated in the path-sanchalan of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Gwalior on Tuesday. Wearing trousers, the new uniform of the organisation, Chaturvedi followed all the traditions practiced in the procession.

After bursting the multi-layered scam, Chaturvedi used to come to Bhopal for registering his statements and meeting people. He always stayed at the RSS office in Arera Colony. But he later alleged that he was banned from the premises when he accused certain RSS office bearers of being involved in the scam. He also claimed that RSS volunteers had been instructed to not allow him to enter the office.

On Tuesday, Chaturvedi said he was not stopped but the RSS office bearers didn’t talk to him after the procession. Talking to HT, he said he had a problem with the organisation’s leaders, but not the organisation itself.

“The RSS and its flag instilled a feel of patriotism in me. The organisation’s ideology motivated me to burst the multi-layered scam. RSS exists because of ideology, not because of its leaders so I participated in the procession for ideology only,” he said.

“I have joined RSS to serve the nation, not to become a tout for carrying out posting and transfers,” he added.

Chaturvedi has alleged the police department is harassing him as a part of a conspiracy and at the behest of high-profile politicians and bureaucrats. On Monday, he wrote to director general of police Rishi Kumar Shukla, alleging misuse of government money in the name of security in a bid to ‘exert immoral pressure’ on him by police officers.

Chaturvedi had also alleged that he is facing false complaints and threats at the behest of the RSS.

First Published: Oct 12, 2016 10:23 IST