Modi govt should be renamed as paper leak government, says Congress spokesperson
New Delhi : The students’ joy after appearing CBSE class 10 maths exam held yesterday lasted for a few hours. With the leak of maths question paper, students are angry and frustrated. CBSE board has announced re-examination in Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers in the course of reports that the papers had been leaked before the exam was held on the scheduled date.
Most students their parents and teachers expressed their annoyance on Twitter after the announcement of re-exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Delhi Congress chief, Ajay Maken tweeted on micro-blogging social site, that, how his son and many other students are feeling depressed following the news.
"My son Aujaswi studied really hard for #CBSE Class X Board Math Exams held today. His joy of finishing Board Board Exams was short-lived. He is extremely dejected as the Math paper got leaked& this #LeakingGovt will hold the Exam again. I feel sorry for him as lakhs of other students! (sic)" he tweeted.
Lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan questioned if any exam or selection process in India is "scam-proof".
"#Vyapam,AIIMS, #SSC & now #CBSE exam leak through WhatsApp. Is there any exam or selection which is safe&scam proof in India? Even after PM's app leaks our personal data to US firm, our govt tells us that Aadhar data is safe behind thick walls! Incredible! (sic)" he posted on the micro-blogging site.
Pranav Viju, a candidate for the Class 10 examination, said he was "surprised" to read news about the leak of CBSE question papers.
"Today I came home happily finishing y #CBSE class 10 math paper & was surprised to find in the news that the paper was leaked & we have to rewrite our exams now, like literally I don't understand what are the officials doing (sic)," he tweeted.
Student activist Shehla Rashid expressed team spirit with the pupils who will have to take the exams again.
"We are in solidarity with students and youth protesting against CBSE Exam paper leak. We will struggle and force our politicians to take our future seriously. Vyapam, SSC & CBSE Leaks have made a mockery of education. #March4Education."
Many other students expressed their discomfort in social media.
"As a student of @ShivNadarSchool I strongly feel that CBSE Maths paper should be held again because it is unfair on the part of students who had worked hard," Reva said on Twitter, advising students not to be afraid of taking the exam again.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned words against the Modi government that it should renamed as a "paper leak government".
"Modi Govt should be renamed as Paper Leak Govt'! SSC Scam jeopardised the future of over 2 Cr Youth. #CBSE Xth & XIIth class #PaperLeak has road hit the aspirations & hard work of lakhs of toiling students. Modiji, Your Govt has imperiled the future of our Exam Warriors'! (sic)," he said.
For now, CBSE has issued a circular, informing about the re-examination and said dates and other details for it would be published on the board's website.
Sources confirmed that there was already a panic situation among Class 12 CBSE students on Monday after claims were made on social media that the economics paper had been leaked.
The CBSE had denied the claims, saying "We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked."
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said the government is conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers had been leaked.