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'No matter how much UP govt tries...': Rahul Gandhi hails cancellation of police recruitment exam over leak

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday cancelled the recently held police constable recruitment examination following allegations of question paper leak and ordered a re-test within six months.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses supporters during the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Moradabad on Saturday. (ANI)Premium
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses supporters during the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Moradabad on Saturday. (ANI)

Congress leaders lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government this week after cheating allegations enveloped the police constable recruitment exam. Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi dubbed it a “victory for  hailed student power and youth unity" after the state government announced the cancellation of the test. 

"Big victory for student power and youth unity! Uttar Pradesh Police Exam was finally cancelled. The message is clear - no matter how much the government tries to suppress the truth, our rights can be won only by fighting unitedly. Those who unite will win, those who divide will be crushed," cheered Rahul Gandhi.

The state government announced the cancellation of recently held police constable recruitment examination on Saturday amid widespread protests. Candidates allege a question paper leak during the tests conducted on February 17 and 18 and attended by more than 48 lakh people. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government has ordered a re-examination within six months. The matter is also under investigation. 

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“50 lakh young aspirants gave the recruitment exam for the UP Police with the hope of securing one of the approximately 60,000 constable jobs. The paper was leaked to the highest bidder, while the Chief Minister and others were mute spectators. UP is the number one state in the country for paper leaks," added senior party leader Jairam Ramesh.

The Rajya Sabha MP credited Gandhi and the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra for successfully flagging the issue. 

“Through the Uttar Pradesh leg of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul Gandhi had raised the issue consistently. Its impact was felt this morning, when the Yogi Government announced the cancellation of the exam. Yuva Nyay, a key component of Conrgess’ Paanch Nyay agenda, will safeguard the future of India’s aspirational youth," he assured.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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Published: 25 Feb 2024, 12:10 AM IST
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