Uproar in Assembly over deferment of Exam
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 23:04
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Thursday witnessed uproarious scenes over deferrment of the annual high school certificate examination due to theft of question papers from a school in Puri district which also led to suicide bid by a female student.

As soon as the house assembled for the day, the opposition BJP and Congress members rushed to well of the house while some of them attempted to climb on the speaker's dais demanding a ruling from the chair.

The Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh of Congress and the BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo cautioned the state government asking it not to play with future of above five lakh students across the state.

The opposition members too asked the government to make proper arrangement so that the students could re-appear the examination without any hassles.

"The state government is responsible for the plight of the students. Why should the students suffer for no fault of their's," asked Singhdeo adding that the persons responsible for the theft of question papers should be given exemplary punishment in order to ensure that the incident was not repeated in future.

Independent MLA Pratap Sarangi asked the government to bear all the expenses of the students who would re-appear the examination. "As a majority of the students appearing the state board examination belonged to poor families, the state need to bear the burden of expenses," Sarangi said.

Sarangi also demanded resignation of the School and Mass Education Minister for the theft of question paper leading to deferment of the annual board examination.


First Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 23:04

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