New Delhi: Just after a Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday registered an FIR against Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in Vyapam scam, the Centre is believed to have asked him to step down.
According to govt sources, the decision was taken by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
While talking to The Indian Express, a senior government official said "We were waiting for a report from the state government on the status of the FIR. When the minister was convinced that he (Yadav) had been named in the case, it was decided to give him a dignified exit. We decided not to take any harsh decision but in the wake of this corruption case, we gave him the option of resigning". READ MORE
Additional Director General of Police (STF) Ashish Khare told the media that the first information report (FIR) was lodged over the recruitment of forest guards.
They have been charged under relevant sections of the IT Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The manipulation in selection process for government jobs, conducted by Vyapam, is being probed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Following news of the FIR against Yadav, the Congress took to the streets, with some trying to gherao the Raj Bhawan, demanding that Yadav should quit immediately.
The Special Task Force registered an FIR against Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, Raj Bhavan sources confirmed to The Hindu. Mr. Yadav was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and various Sections of the IPC including 420 (forgery) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), the sources said.
Mr. Yadav had allegedly recommended five candidates for recruitment as forest guards to the top officials of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board which conducted the examination, Press Trust of India reported. However, despite the FIR being registered, Mr. Yadav had not tendered his resignation till the time of writing this report.