Assam Pradesh Congress Committee slams BJP for their 'hotchpotch attitude'
The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has condemned the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government
Ripun Bora: It is not the students' fault that they couldn't sit for the exams, so why deprive them?
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GUWAHATI: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has condemned the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government for 'playing' with the fate of HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) and HS (Higher Secondary) students of Assam through their 'hotchpotch attitude' in the matter of holding examinations.
Addressing the media here on Monday, APCC president Ripun Bora said, "Their (BJP) recent announcements and decisions display their complete lack of sincerity and sensitivity concerning the future of students. The controversial and mismatched statements of the Education Minister and the Chief Minister has further compounded and confused the students, parents and guardians."
Bora said that initially, the Education Department was 'hell bent' on holding the examinations since they did not have a robust internal assessment procedure despite a widespread protest against holding examinations amid the COVID situation. The APCC president stressed that to announce the mark sheet as 'redundant' while applying for government jobs was unjustified.
"It is not the students' fault that they could not sit for the examinations so why deprive them?" questioned Bora.
Bora underlined that Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave a 'completely different' statement from that of the Education Minister that the mark sheets will be eligible for all employment except TET appointments.
"Such contradictory statements of the Chief Minister and the Education Minister have exposed the faulty and dithering Education policy of the BJP government which has been frustrating not only for the students, parents and guardians but the general public as well," said Bora.
The APCC demanded that the government should immediately end this stalemate and take quick decisions for the future of these lakhs of students. Further, the APCC slammed Minister Pijush Hazarika for allegedly passing derogatory comments against Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi.
"Minister Hazarika alleged that Akhil Gogoi was in the GMCH (Gauhati Medical College and Hospital) for such a long time in a paying cabin instead of in jail as he had some tacit understanding with the authorities of GMCH," said Bora.
Lastly, Bora said that the crackdown on cow smuggling and police raids on drug smugglers and their dens all over Assam has brought to light many facts.
"…Surely the illegal business of cow trade and drugs did not start only in two months that is from May 2, 2021. It is thus obvious that such illegal activities were going on during the previous BJP government. So what stopped the present CM from acting then? Wasn't he a prominent Minister of the same government? The fact that Congress was raising the issue of cow smuggling for a long time has been vindicated," Bora added.