New Delhi: In a twist to the Medical Council of India (MCI) controversy, Secretary Sangeeta Sharma, who is under scanner for serious corruption charges and her ineligibility for the post, has tendered her resignation to the governing board head KK Talwar. Notably, Sangeeta has mentioned in her letter that it is a decision taken under pressure.

In a copy of the letter present with Dainik Jagran, Sharma has tried to shift the blame by stating that she was forced to quit after facing several serious allegations. “I joined the department on March 8 after getting a clearance letter from my previous department. The post was offered to me by MCI”, Sangeeta explained.

She has also asked the board to consider her notice period from immediate effect of the date of resignation i.e. June 14 to July 14.

Sources call Sharma’s step as a ‘safe act’ to prevent her from any future hullabaloo. Moreover, her resignation also points out the visible fissures in MCI.

However, MCI is trying to conceal the whole controversy by calling it a ‘family affair’, which will be resolved sooner or later.