Jharkhand opposition alleges irregularities in state PSC exam

Ranchi, March 2 (IANS) A delegation of opposition parties on Wednesday met Governor Draupadi Murmu and sought her intervention in the alleged irregularities in the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) main examination results last week.

The delegation included former chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren, state Congress president Sukhdeo Bhagat and other opposition parties.

One of the objections of the opposition was that the candidature of 618 of the 2,085 who appeared in the mains examination was rejected on “technical grounds”.

The opposition claimed that only a particular series of the roll numbers were declared successful. Besides, only those candidates who opted for the same subject and also belonged to a particular institute were selected. The cut-off marks of the mains were declare Before the interviews.

“What is the guarantee that the question papers were not leaked,” the opposition asked.

“We have requested the governor to intervene in the issue. This is issue of students of the state,” Sukhdeo Bhagat of the Congress told reporters.

The issue was raised by the opposition parties on Wednesday in the state assembly, and its working disrupted for the fourth day.

The opposition members have demanded cancellation of the JPSC results and a probe by CBI.

“Why government is not handing over the probe to CBI?” Hemant Soren said, while talking to reporters.

The opposition also alleged that candidates belonging to other states were selected for the higher posts by the JPSC.

The state government has made it clear that the issue is pending in the Jharkhand High Court and the government would accept the court verdict.

The students who were rejected in the mains examination on “technical grounds” are also protesting.

On Tuesday, they were baton-charged in Ranchi.

The students demonstrated near Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.

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