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MPPSC Scam

After Vyapam scam, corruption allegations have surfaced in the conduct of MP Public Service Examination where posts such as Deputy Collector, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Technical Officer were offered in return of money for an exchange of about Rs 100 lakhs. The main accused of Vyapam is the master brain behind this too.

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MGNREGA scam (Haryana)

The Haryana BJP administration has been accused by the Lokayukta of trying to save four tainted IAS officers. These officers were involved in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) scam worth Rs 25 crore, which took place in Ambala between 2007 and 2010.

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Maha Kumbh mela scam (Uttarakhand)

The central government had provided Rs 565 crore for conducting the Kumbh Mela in 2010. This fund was misused resulting in many development works failing to see completion. Many cases of poor quality work were reported from Haridwar. RTI applicant Ramesh Chander Sharma, quoting from the CAG’s annual audit report of March 2010, said that 54 development works-worth Rs 180.07 crore were left incomplete.

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Modigate

Lalit Modi, the Chairman and Commissioner of the IPL, was suspended by the BCCI after the 2010 League. He was accused of misdoings and financial irregularities. He moved to London shortly before an investigation was started by the Enforcement Directorate. In March 2010, the UPA Government revoked Modi’s passport. When he challenged this decision in the High Court, BJP Minister Sushma Swaraj’s husband and daughter appeared for him in the Court as his advocates. On 25 August 2011, another BJP leader, Vasundhara Raje, also came out in defence of Modi by signing a document supporting his immigration application to the British authorities.

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Mining scam (Rajasthan)

Vasundhara Raje Government of Rajasthan signed contracts, allocating land for mining, worth over Rs 45000 crore between 30 October 2014 and 12 January 2015, without following procedures for auction. Licenses/leases were issued without auction to 653 mines with approximately 22085.81 hectares of land.

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Mallya’s escape

Industrialist Vijay Mallya was allowed to leave the country despite CBI’s look-out notice. The notice was issued after an FIR was registered against Mallya by the CBI. Many banks had appealed to the Supreme Court to stop him from travelling abroad, as he owed Rs. 9,000 crore in loans to public sector banks.

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Medicine Purchase Scam (Maharashtra)

Norms regarding procurement and distribution of medicines under the National Health Mission (NHM) were defied in Maharashtra, by hastily awarding tenders for procurement of 549 medicines totalling Rs 297 crore, on March 31, 2015. The medicines were procured by the Public Health Department.

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MCD pension scam (Delhi)

Three MCDs were spending up to Rs 244 crore per annum as pensions, of which there were no records. The scam was exposed in an order of the Central Information Commission. The order named BJP councillor Mrs Shobha Vijender for approving an illegal and ineligible pension application. The pension was paid without any verification of the forms.

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MCI scam (Kerala)

A BJP leader from Kollam district of Kerala took a bribe of Rs 5.60 crore from Delhi businessman Satish Nair, after promising to get the approval of Medical Council of India (MCI) for starting a medical college at Varkala. Later, when the MCI inspection took place, R Shaji, chairman of SR Educational and Charitable Trust, found out that the money never reached the MCI authorities. He lodged a complaint after this.

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