Who was Laxmikant Sharma?
Laxmikant Sharma was a former minister for Education of Madhya Pradesh and a former leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was an accused in Vyapam scam. Sharma was a former member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elected from Sironj. He was in judicial custody.
Laxmikant Sharma Biography, Wiki, Death
Former Madhya Pradesh higher education minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Laxmikant Sharma, 60, died of Covid-19 on Monday.
He was admitted to a private hospital on May 12 after testing positive a day earlier. He died on May 31 due to bilateral Covid pneumonia, doctors said. Several Covid-19 patients end up getting infected with bilateral pneumonia, a serious disease that affects both lungs.
MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted to say, “Received sad news of demise of former minister and senior leader Laxmikant Sharmaji. I pray to God to give peace to [the] departed soul and strength to the family to bear the loss.”
Ex-MLA from Sironj, Sharma was away from active politics for the past few years after he was booked in the multi-layered Vyapam scam. He was arrested and sent to jail too in 2014.
Laxmikant Sharma Vyapam Scam
Laxmikant Sharma, ex-Education Minister (M.P) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Laxmikant Sharma was the in-charge of MPPEB in his capacity as the state’s Technical Education Minister. He was initially arrested for his involvement in the contractual teachers recruitment scam, based on the information recovered from the Excel sheet maintained by Nitin Mohindra.
Later, he was also booked for irregularities in the constables recruitment examinations; according to the STF, he recommended names of at least 15 candidates for recruitment as constables. He resigned from BJP in June 2014, after being sent to four days police remand. Sharma claimed innocence, placing the blame on his officer OP Shukla, and pointed out that his own daughter had failed PMT twice.
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