BJP pulls up defiant Shanta Kumar 

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A defiant former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar on Tuesday said he stood by his remarks on the Vyapam recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh even as the BJP pulled him up.

“The BJP’s journey has been a long one, during which it has achieved a lot, making members proud of it,” Shanta Kumar told the media.


“However, when such incidents happen, it taints the party and hurts its members,” the veteran said of the Vyapam scandal.

“I have just expressed my views through (my) letter (to BJP president Amit Shah). I stand by whatever I have written,” he added.

Shanta Kumar said in his letter posted on Facebook and Twitter accounts that the scandal had made all Bharatiya Janata Party members bow their heads in shame.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the scam. Over 40 people linked to it have died so far.

The BJP earlier distanced itself from Shanta Kumar’s views.

“We generally consider Shanta Kumar a very mature leader. But it seems he has been carried away by the propaganda of the Congress,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

“Whatever he has said or written, we completely disassociate with Shanta Kumar’s version,” Rudy added.

Shanta Kumar said that an “ethics committee should be set up to act like a Lokpal to root out corruption”.

He referred to BJP-ruled Rajasthan — whose Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has been linked to former IPL chief Lalit Modi — and Maharashtra — where BJP ministers face corruption charges — when he suggested the need for a Lokpal to “keep a check on leaders in government”.


  1. ..If I show you the evidence and remind you the ‘bhagna swapna’ incident, you will experience another round of serious emotional trauma all over again!! As a friend and mentor, I should go slow and smooth on you. smiles… – Rampa

    Thanks but there is absolutely NO NEED to remind me of the “Bhagna Swapna” that YOUR Pradhana Sevaka and all his ‘Chaddi balaga’ (such as you) suffered when his Visa was rejected maybe a dozen times in some 10 – 12 dozen countries.

    The way our Pradhana Sevaka and his chamchas (such as poor you 🙁 ) suffered is exquisitely detailed in various newspapers and various TV shows. That conclusively explains why you are the way you are NOW. You see ya Rampu, even Animal Planet, Peace TV, Shalom, Cartoon Network, Somalia TV, Discovery Channel, MTv etc aired those reports. And I have WATCHED all those shows and read them. They are as UNFORGETTABLE as ‘Gone with the Wind’ or Julie Andrews in ‘The Sound of Music’. :):) See, I always knew that you are such a ‘chweet’, helpful and simple kid. But then, once again, thanks but no thanks ya Rampa. Always remain a kid – simple and helpful, you hear me?

    You – My friend and mental? Hahahaha. That’s a GREAT one ya Rampu. :):) Even after you have broken your fast for the ‘souls’ of Sushma Swaraja, Vasu Raje, Munde Pankaja, Shivaraja Singha Chauhana, Gajendra Chauhana and ALL the BJP + RSS chaddis involved in the Vyapam scam, you haven’t stopped hallucinating. Poor you. (Psst: Will your Rampa brand Ajeerna Pills work for your perennial ailment?)

    However, I don’t want to disappoint such a chubby-cheeked, chubby-‘Chweet’ and simple kid like you. So, why JUST STOP at being my friend and ‘mental’? Why not be my Parish priest and/or Godfather and/or my investment banker and/or Butcher and/or Newspaper delivery boy?

    Come on ya Rampu, if you CAN”T be any of the above, at least can you BE MY MOTHER-IN-LAW (MIL)?

    You see, both of you’ll have too many similar qualities. When she was around, she used to go ON & ON about totally IMIGINARY stuff no matter how much we convinced her otherwise. And when you talk about my allegedly “rejected US visa”, you remind me so much of her. Speaking of her, Oh gosh! I SUDDENLY miss her so much ya Rampa. :(:(

    So, pyere Rampa, in addition to being my self-appointed ‘friend and mental’, can you be my Mother-in-Law too? Can I have your ‘Paalayana Vaadya’ on that, pl?

    Jai Rampa Ki
    Jai MIL ki

  2. “However, when such incidents happen, it taints the party and hurts its members,” -former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar

    Dear readers,

    The party of difference BJP utilized Anna Hazare anti corruption crusade platform and toppled the UPA government and came to power with big promises.

    The 60 years of Congress scams is yet be digested by the voters as BJP presented during election,just one year into office PM Modi’s zero tolerance government is know extending full ‘humanitarian’ aid to corrupt political circle. For first time country has witnessed series of cold blooded murders of ‘whistleblowers’ in Vyapam scam.

    If oil prices only taken into account it will surpass even Krishna Godavari scam of BJP in the past.

    Why PM Modi who said “Na khaunga, na khane dunga (neither will I take bribe, nor will I allow anyone to take bribe).”
    is ‘zero’ in action when it comes corruption and communal?

    Jai Hind

  3. At least somebody from the BJP party line has the backbone to speak about the stains created for the party through corruption, scams and deaths. It seems like the BJP is turning like the Nazi party of Germany, expecting the party followers to keep totally quite and never raise their alarm and concern about the repeated scaring darts over the party.

    I am afraid that Mr. Shanta Kumar may be faced with some consequences.

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