Chandrababu Naidu wrote a two-page letter to Jagan, and asked the YSRCP government to re-conduct the exams.

news Politics Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:10

Leader of opposition and president of TDP, Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday wrote a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the alleged paper leak in the state public service commission exams for recruitment to the Village Secretariats. Alleging that YSRCP was behind the paper leak, Naidu asked Jagan to re-conduct the exams and step down as the Chief Minister. 

In a two-page letter, Naidu said that the government had overlooked the allegations of paper leak, which had brought a disgrace to Andhra Pradesh.

“In United States, there were many entrance exams and job qualification exam; lakhs of job selections took place. But it is sad to see the execution of entrance exams of Village Secretariat with flaws, mistakes and corruption that never happened in the past,” the letter said.

Naidu added, “You have announced the completion of the procedure in 56 days in the haste manner but you have left out how many malpractices have taken place, and how badly exams were conducted.”

The leader of opposition said that Jagan brought disrepute to the state due to this alleged scam. “Several recruitment tests have been held in the state before and after the bifurcation, but none of them were as bad as the recruitment test for Village Secretariat employees,” he added. The letter stated that since the notification was issued on July 26 and the declaration of results 56 days later; where out 19,50,582 of 1,98,164 candidates were declared eligible for 1,26,728  posts, several irregularities took place – including each post allegedly being sold for Rs 4 lakh each.

Naidu said that in the context of YSRCP MP Vijaya Sai Reddy’s claims that 90% of the successful candidates in the exam being ruling party workers gave credibility to the allegations of the paper leak.

In a series of tweets, Naidu further said that it was unfortunate that a situation has arisen where he had to write an open letter to Jagan. He alleged that in the last four months, the state has faced many problems due to inexperience, inability, favouritism, Jagan’s vengeful attitude.

"Earlier Jagan had stated that Chief Ministers of other states tendered resignations when similar incidents took place. What is Jagan waiting for? Does he need an auspicious time to resign?” Naidu said.