New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday opened a new front in its attack on BJP when party leader Randeep Surjewala highlighted how admission forms in the state of Haryana had a category where students were expected to mention if their parents were 'engaged in unclean profession.'
Posting a screenshot of the form, Surjewala questioned the need for students to disclose if their parents were engaged in 'unclean profession.'
"BREAKING! Khattar Govt does it again. Students labelled as 'untouchables' & their parents occupation as 'unclean'" he tweeted. "Govt,taking a cue from NaMo App, issues a 100 pointer student admission form. Since when has Aadhar become mandatory for school admission?"
BREAKING! Khattar Govt does it again. Students labelled as 'untouchables' & their parents occupation as 'unclean'.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 10, 2018
While many joined in and said it was deplorable to put such questions for students to answer in admission forms, there were several who also pointed out that answering these questions were not mandatory.
Mr @rssurjewala Kuch Bhi???
a) If you look closely, Father/Mother's Aadhaar# is not mandatory. It does not have the red-star to indicate a mandatory information
— #Intolerant ?????? (@goyalsanjeev) April 10, 2018
The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, nonetheless, has had several run-ins with controversies. From asking girls to dress 'decently' to asking Muslims to give up eating beef and defending initial investigations by local cops in the Ryan Murder Case, the CM himself has stirred up hornet's nest on several occasions.