Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said he is ready to face another defamation suit from the BJP which has threatened legal against him after the CBI gave a clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam case. Singh had dragged Chouhan’s name in the recruitment and appointment scam and alleged that data on the hard disk related to the case had reference to “CM”, which was erased. The central investigation agency, which filed a charge sheet in a Bhopal court two days ago, said, “There is no grain of truth in the allegation that the HDD (hard disk drive) seized on July 18, 2013 from the office of the then principal system analyst, Vyapam was tampered.” After the clean chit to Chouhan, the state BJP said it is planning to file a defamation case against the former chief minister for levelling baseless allegations about tampering with evidence. Asked about the BJP statement, Singh said earlier also a number of such cases had been filed against him and he is ready for one more. “A number of such cases had been filed against me and I am ready for one more,” the Congress veteran told reporters at Lepa village in Khargone district last evening.
Singh is on a pilgrimage tour of the river Narmada. The 70-year-old politician has embarked on ‘Narmada Parikrama’, a walk along the banks of the river.