The focus has shifted on Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who was named in an FIR in the case, was issued a notice by the Supreme Court on 9 July.
Sources said that first head in the Vyapam scam may roll once Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from the tour of Central Asia.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who met President Pranab Mukherjee, gave the indications on 9 July evening. The meeting materialised after the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate into the Vyapam scandal.
Even though the meeting was termed as pre-scheduled, it, however, became clear Yadav’s future was discussed in detail.
Though the governor, who was appointed in 2011 during former UPA rule, he managed to stay in office after the NDA formed the government here, has been given given immunity under Article 361, he is accused of recommending five candidates for selection in forest guards’ recruitment exam.
Interestingly, when Rajnath Singh went to meet President Mukherjee to discuss the Supreme Court notice, the governor was hosting a Roza Iftar party.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 people have been arrested in connection with the scam since it came to light in 2013, and more than 40 people with links to the scam have died mysteriously.
Many politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen are neck-deep in the scam which involves imposters by forging answer sheets in tests conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board for admission to professional courses and recruitment to government jobs. The forgery of answer sheets by bribing officials between continued between 2012 and 2013.