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Shivraj Singh Chouhan files defamation suit against Congress spokesperson

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 2:51pm IST | Agency: PTI

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today filed a defamation suit against State Congress Chief spokesperson, K K Mishra for levelling baseless allegations against him and his wife. The defamation suit was filed here in the court of District and Session Judge, Sushma Khosla. The court will take up the matter on June 26.

Chouhan's action comes after Mishra had alleged last week, involvement of Chouhan and his family members in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, related to recruitment in various government jobs and also in the Pre- Medical Test (PMT). 

The Chief Minister however, in a series of tweets yesterday, rubbished all allegations and announced to filed a defamation suit against the Congress leader.

Cornered by the MPPEB controversy, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan defends himself, taunts opposition via Twitter
In the wake of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam worth crores of rupees, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to clear his and his wife's name and sent a series of tweets within a span of three hours. An audit conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08, found a difference of about Rs 4 crore in revenue earned from sales of application forms by the MPPEB or 'Vyapam'. The MPPEB conducts entrance and recruitment tests for admission in medical and engineering courses, and selection in certain government services, among others. Read 

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