Union minister Uma Bharti tonight saw a “very deep conspiracy” in her name cropping up in the Vyapam scam and said people are succumbing to “shame and fear” caused by the scandal and nobody was killing them.
“It is a very deep conspiracy. The biggest example of the deep conspiracy is that my name is in it. Because I am no way having to do anything with this. If I am there, then something very seriously is conspired in it,” Bharti told PTI.
According to the Union Water Resources minister, the name of a person, who was residing at her staff quarters has figured in the FIR wherein the accused person was not aware that his marks were being tampered with in the examination.
She claimed that the person had her address and his marks were “increased in the exam”.
“Even he was not aware of it. He used to do puja in the houses of people, who were working in Vyapam. So, they did him a favour, but he did not pass the examination,” Bharti said.
She further alleged that the information about the FIR had reached the media before it could go to the court.
“His name was in my address because he was living in my servant quarters. So, they have registered an FIR without giving me any information… And before the FIR could go to the court, (it) was sent to the media,” she alleged.
The Union Minister also stressed that people were dying out of shame and fear and none was killing them.
“May be nobody is killing them. But the fear and shame of the innocent people is causing brain hemorrhage, heart attack or suicide. Because when I heard my name in Vyapam, even I have gone through lot of trauma,” she claimed.
Noting that nobody can drag her into the controversy, Bharti backed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and sought to find a way out for taking the fear out of people.
“Nobody could drag me ultimately. They all were silenced. But, I am feeling sorry for the people of state and I am feeling sorry for Shivraj Singh Chouhan…
“I have full faith in STF. I have full respect for SIT. I have full respect for the Madhya Pradesh High Court. We have won the elections under Shivraj Singh Chouhan. We won 27 out of 29 seats. But because of the fear created in the state, he (Chouhan) must find way out to put state at ease,” the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said.