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#VyapamScam: the stories you must read

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:22 IST

Vyapam is the acronym for the Hindi name of the State's exam board.

The scam is said to be worth over Rs 10,000 crore and with powerful people ranging from politicians, bureaucrats, to influential doctors and mining barons allegedly involved.

More than 2.5 million young people have been affected by the scandal if only the recruitment and entrance tests conducted in 2012 and 2013 being probed by the STF are taken into account.There have been 44 deaths in the scams so far.

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing a row of allegations including that he was unable to stop the scam from unfolding on his watch. The case is now under CBI investigation.

Here are some important stories on Vyapam that you must read

Why we may never know the truth about the Vyapam scam

As deaths related to the Vyapam scam mount, will MP CM Shivraj Chouhan be asked to go? The BJP is fighting many controversies with the same logic - hold fort. Is Vyapam any different?

Vyapam related deaths: families speak outShivraj-sing-Lead.jpg

There have been 44 deaths in the Vyapam Scam so far. Families of the deceased allege that the state machinery has failed them.

Why the BJP will stand behind Shivraj Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Sources in BJP and the RSS say there is little possibility of Chouhan's resignation. Unlike other recent cases, an inquiry is already going on in the Vyapam case. Sacking him would mean the BJP accepts his involvement in the scam.

Why Uma Bharti went against the BJP's line on Vyapam?
Uma Bharati_Getty

At a time when even Home Minister Rajnath Singh had dismissed the Opposition's demand for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam, Union minister Uma Bharti questioned the Special Task Force's investigation. Bharti and Chouhan have never seen eye-to-eye. Her criticism of the Vyapam probe isn't a surprise.

MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav: Five things you need to know
Ram Naresh Yadav_Governor of Madhya Pradesh

The first high-profile death in Vyapam was that of Ram Naresh Yadav's son Shailesh which put the focus back on the scam.The charges against Yadav included conspiracy and forgery, violation of the Information Technology Act and Prevention of Corruption Act.

Vyapam scam: why the CBI needs to zero in on Yogendra Uprit
Vyapam Scam

Uprit, who was the director of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) between 2003 and 2004, is said to have disclosed the entire modus operandi of the scam to the Special Task Force that has been investigating the case.

First murder case registered by CBI in Vyapam scam
Namrata Damor VyapamThe CBI registered the first FIR against unknown persons in the murder case of Namrata Damor. Damor was the student of Indore Medical College and her body was found near railway tracks in Ujjain in 2012.
First published: 22 July 2015, 3:37 IST