Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav
The Madhya Pradesh police has initiated the process to book Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav for irregularities in MP professional examination board (Vyapam).IANS

Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav submitted his resignation on Wednesday after the Union Home Ministry asked him to step down in the wake of his involvement in the Vyapam scam.

After the Madhya Pradesh police filed an FIR against Yadav in Vyapam scam on Tuesday, the Center had asked him to submit his resignation by Wednesday evening.

A team of Special Task Force (STF) investigating the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or Vyapam scam, booked Yadav under various sections, including 420 of the IPC, and under provisions of the Income Tax Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

"A report has been sought from the state government and Governor's office on the entire matter," PTI quoted Union Home Ministry as saying.

The Raj Bhavan in Bhopal has however, denied receiving any communication seeking Yadav's resignation.

Yadav has been accused of recommending names of five candidates for recruitment as forest guards. 

The STF has filed FIR against 100 more, including 88 candidates and 11 middlemen, according to an IANS report.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Chandresh Bhushan is probing the Vyapam scam and has received information and many documents in connection with the scam.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who sent some documents containing details of phone calls and SMSes to the SIT, has alleged that the STF was trying to protect Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Vyapam scam involves politicians and influential state government officials. The government has told the Madhya Pradesh High Court that till now 539 people in connection with the scam have been arrested while 218 are absconding.