Singh had told reporters about the letter written to the Chief Justice, in which he strongly objected to Additional Advocate General Pushpendra Kaurav defending the government in the court on the issue of MPPEB scam. (JPN/Agencies)
In the letter, he pointed out the ‘conflict of interest’ as Kaurav had earlier represented Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader VD Sharma in High Court in cases related to admission in private medical colleges in his capacity as a lawyer and that matter is still sub-judice.
However, Madhya Pradesh ministers, Kailash Vijaywargiya, Bhupendra Singh, Uma Shankar Gupta and Dr Gaurshankar Shejwar held a joint press conference, in which they lashed out at the senior Congress leader.
The ministers contended that, Kaurav as AAG has every right to defend MPPEB as it has not committed anything wrong but the officers and employees working in it were involved in the scam.
"There is no legality in the letter written by Singh to the Chief Justice. Had he been serious on the issue he would not have issued copies of the letter to the media and would have sent it confidentially. It is just a publicity stunt," Vijaywargiya said.
"MPPEB is a body under the state government and is a state subject as per the constitution. By raising objection against Kaurav, Singh is trying to mislead the probe as the scam was not committed by MPPEB, but the officers and employees working in it to whom Special Task Force (STF), which is probing the scam, has made the accused," Vijaywargiya claimed.
Singh had on Friday also demanded a CBI enquiry into MPPEB scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered.
"Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and (also) appointments made during my rule," he had said, adding that he was prepared to go to jail if any charge was proved against him.
Singh was replying to a question on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's statement that all appointments made since 1993 would be enquired into.
The Congress leader, who was chief minister from 1993 to 2003, said he wanted the enquiry into all of these should be done by CBI.
Singh had told reporters about the letter written to the Chief Justice, in which he strongly objected to Additional Advocate General Pushpendra Kaurav defending the government in the court on the issue of MPPEB scam.