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A year after topper crisis, more rot in Bihar

The BSSC scam blows the lid off the deep roots of corruption in the state

Satyavrat Mishra 

Satyavrat Mishra On June 8 last year, just a day after the Bihar government cancelled the 10+2 examination results of the science and arts toppers, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thundered: “Let me assure you that no such thing will happen in the future. I am personally monitoring the matter.” Eight months later, Kumar was forced to make the same promises, in the same style, though in the context of a different scam. This time it was the alleged irregularities in the Bihar Staff Selection Commission’s examination to recruit secretariat assistants, a clerical position. It is ...

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