Andhra CM Naidu and YS Jagan spar as ruckus continues over alleged SSC paper leak

Naidu said that anyone found guilty in the issue, will be punished.
Andhra CM Naidu and YS Jagan spar as ruckus continues over alleged SSC paper leak
Andhra CM Naidu and YS Jagan spar as ruckus continues over alleged SSC paper leak
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The alleged leak of a Class 10 SSC question paper continued to take centrestage in the state's Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

The YSRCP legislators continued to allege that the paper had leaked from a branch of the Narayana School, which is owned by State Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Planning, P Narayana.

Addressing legislators on Thursday, Jagan claimed that the question paper was leaked before the exam began on March 25, and alleged that Narayana be sacked from the cabinet.  

Responding to the allegations, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that it was not a paper leak, as the image began circulating on Whatsapp only after the exam had finished. 

It will be treated as a case of 'malpractice', he said. 

Hitting back at Jagan, Naidu also said that the government had already begun an inquiry into the issue and added that those found guilty, would face the consequences. 

"I will order a judicial inquiry and take action against all those involved in the issue, but if found guilty of carrying out a sting operation, we will initiate action against Sakshi," Naidu was quoted as saying.

Earlier this week, YSRCP leader Anil Kumar said that the state government must answer their questions on how the paper got leaked.

YSRCP MLA Roja said, "When we are asking a question that concerns the future of several lakh students, they are not giving us answers...Whenever you see advertisements of Narayana schools and colleges claiming that their students bagged first rank in an exam, also remember that they are also number one in student suicides, and now in paper leaks also."

She also alleged that the school was indulging in 'mass copying' by providing students with question papers ahead of the exam.

Meanwhile, the TDP had criticised the YSRCP of 'wasting taxpayers money' by continuously stalling the Assembly proceedings every day.

P Narayana responded to the allegations, saying, "We have CCTV cameras in exam halls. Everyone can see what is happening in the veranda and the classroom. How can they (YSRCP) make such baseless statements?"

"In fact, there will be no Narayana students in the building itself. They will all go to some other school, and some other school's students will come there. What these (YSRCP) people are saying are blatant lies. They're wasting the Assembly's time. There was no leak. We are ready for any enquiry," he added.

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