Congress leader and Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over CBSE paper leak. “Smriti Irani sidelined the paper leak issue”, said the leader.  The Central Board of Secondary Education on Thursday deferred the announcement of dates for re-conducting the 2 examinations for Classes 10 and 12 respectively to April 2, Monday. Friday, March 30, is a public holiday on account of Good Friday. The weekend follows, making April 2 the next available date for the disgraced board to open, met and confirm the dates. Lakhs of students have been disturbed as a result of CBSE striking off the 2 papers. DMK leader MK Stalin tweeted on the CBSE paper leak, the re-examination is an injustice to 28 lakh students, said the leader. The school board CBSE was tipped-off about leaked Class 12 economics question paper three days before the examination on Monday, reveals the police complaint, reported NDTV. Both the papers were leaked on WhatsApp, said Special CP, Delhi R K Upadhyay. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Thursday demanded the resignation of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and asked where was the CBSE chief, Anita Karwal? A massive row erupted over CBSE chief. Students staged protested in large numbers in the national capital.  The Congress party slammed the HRD Minister and has asked several questions: such as, “There used to be 3 sets of paper in 4 zones, this used to be our practice, under whose pressure has this practice be stopped. The examinations were conducted with 1 set of paper. Why did you not set 3 question papers, why just one set of papers? Was this a deliberate effort to make cheating easy?”, “Why was the earlier CBSE chairperson’s tenure cut short, and an officer closed to PM was brought in, what was the reason that this could not be stopped?”

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CBSE Chief Anita Karwal told ANI that the board is looking into the matter and will assure immediate and proper resolution. However, she didn’t reveal the exam dates and said that the dates will be announced soon, adding that ther re-exam decision which has left the students agitated has been taken in their favour. 

In a press conference, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar assured the media that he  would get to the bottom of the issue. He said, “We will not spare the culprits and will be nabbed soon,” he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to spoken to Javadekar and conveyed his unhappiness at the CBSE paper leaks. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded strict action against the people who had leaked the papers. Following the Central Board of Secondary Education examination leaks, the Delhi Police has said the mastermind behind the paper leak is from Delhi’s Mianwali area. He has been named as Vicky, a 40-year-old coaching centre owner in Rajinder Nagar’s Sector 8. A report said the authorities are currently conducting raids to catch the suspect.

Following yesterday’s CBSE decision, heartbreak and disappointment has ruled the roost among students who thought they had done with exams. The CBSE will re-conduct Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics subjects soon. CBSE received a complaint by fax on March 23 from an unknown source that someone named Vicky, who runs a coaching centre in Rajinder Nagar’s Sector 8, is involved in the paper leak, said CBSE regional director’s letter. Vicky is a commerce graduate from Delhi University. NewsX has the exclusive pictures of the leaked examination papers. 

Following yesterday’s CBSE decision, heartbreak and disappointment has ruled the roost among students who thought they had done with exams. The CBSE will re-conduct Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics subjects soon. CBSE received a complaint by fax on March 23 from an unknown source that someone named Vicky, who runs a coaching centre in Rajinder Nagar’s Sector 8, is involved in the paper leak, said CBSE regional director’s letter. Vicky is a commerce graduate from Delhi University. NewsX has the exclusive pictures of the leaked examination papers. 

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The Delhi Police Crime Branch has asked the CBSE to explain in detail how the question papers reached the students and examination.

Ramesh Chand Jain, President, Delhi School Association, said: The government should put culprits behind the bars. The first step they should take is set the system right. CBSE chairman should at least give a statement, why hasn’t she spoken to students and parents? This is condemnable.”

A circular going on social media today, Thursday announced a protest at Jantar Mantar, which began at 10 AM. ALSO READ: 

Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party on the same day lashed out at the Central government for the leakage of various papers and the announcement of Karnataka elections 2018 before the Election Commission. Deputy Chief Minister of the national capital, Manish Sisodia, who holds the Education portfolio, said that the Modi government has become a “leakage government”. The saffron party was also embroiled after its IT cell chief, Amit Malviya tweeted the date of Karnataka assembly elections on Tuesday even before the Election Commission announced them.

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