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Madhya Pradesh Assembly election: Congress denies ticket to Vyapam scam accused Sanjeev Saxena and whistleblower Dr Anand Rai

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 November 2018, 11:01 IST
Vyapam scam accused Sanjeev Saxena

The Congress has released its fifth list for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly election and it has denied the tickets to Vyapam scam accused Sanjeev Saxena and the whistleblower Dr. Anand Rai.

The grand old party is trying to keep its image clean for the upcoming polls and have been instrumental in distributing tickets, filtering all the tainted leaders and replacing them with honest ones.


Saxena, who was denied a ticket by the party, has now decided to contest the election independently and has said that he will strengthen the party base, after he held a meeting with senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh.

“I’ll work towards strengthening Congress. For a short while, I felt that I had been betrayed but now I feel I should walk behind those with bigger issues,” he had said.

He further added, “I’m innocent and the truth will come out. For now, I’ll work towards strengthening Congress. For once I felt that I’ve been betrayed but now I feel that I should walk behind those with bigger issues.”

Meanwhile, the whistleblower of the Vyapam scam, Dr. Anand Rai attacked the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for not giving him a ticket and earlier, promising him to so. Rai said, “I have not been given a ticket to fight elections even though Rahul Gandhi had assured me of it. It was only because of me that Congress’s Sanjeev Saxena (Vyapam accused) was not given a ticket.”

Congress president Rahul Gandhi had earlier attacked Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said, “On one side, you have the watchman (apparently referring to Modi), on the other side you have ' mamaji '. The name of the son of ' mamaji ' figured in Panama Papers) Udhar Chowkidar, Idhar Mamaji. Mamaji ke jo bte hai, Panama Papers me unka naam nikalta hai," as reported by the DNA.

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First published: 9 November 2018, 11:01 IST
 
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