Opposition parties in Telangana calls for protest on May 11 over goof-up in intermediate exam results
Several senior leaders of opposition parties and relatives of the students who failed allegedly due to an erroneous evaluation in Intermediate exams staged a protest at Dharma Chowk here on Saturday, demanding justice and removal of Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy.
Telangana Janasamathi state president Kodandaram told ANI: "We demand that TRS government re-evaluates answer sheets and take action against the officials responsible for the lapse. Education Minister Jagadeeshwar Reddy should be suspended."
"The government should also give compensation and job to a member of the families of the students who committed suicide," he added.
Speaking to ANI, senior Congress leader V Hanumanth Rao said: "The government gave the contract to Global Arena Company to conduct the exams. Due to the company's fault, so many students gave up their lives."
"The committee which was constituted to probe the matter has given a report in the company's favour. Indirectly, the board says that students are at fault. We demand from the government to blacklist Global Arena," he said.
Over three lakh students reportedly failed in the intermediate exams conducted by the BIE in the state. This led to protests by students and their parents alleging large-scale discrepancies in the examination process.
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