What about the department which has disappointed lakhs of students?

Yograj Bhat Duniya Vijay in soup after insult to Kimmane Ratnakar in chemistry paper leak parody song
news Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 13:27

Sandalwood director Yograj Bhat and actor Duniya Vijay may be in the dock for composing a parody song on pre-university question paper chemistry paper leak. 

Teaming up with music composer Chetan Sosca and Vijay, Yograj wrote the lyrics for a song about the “curse” of the II PU chemistry exam question papers. The song was uploaded on Soundcloud on Sunday.

MG Dharanesh, a member of the Urban Block Congress Samiti in Thirthahalli, Shivamogga district, filed a petition against Vijay and Yograj in the Thirthahalli police station on April 4. The letter has been signed by members of the association.

The complainant said that the song defames primary and secondary education minister Kimmane Rathnakar, who is also MLA from Thirthahalli constituency. By composing this song, Vijay and Yograj have disturbed public tranquility, he said in the complaint. He also asks for the song to be taken off.

“No complaint has been lodged. We will call Vijay and Yograj for questioning and based on that we will decide what to do,”said Chandrappa, Thirthahalli police inspector.

With the leaking of the exam question papers twice and a second re-exam scheduled for April 12, the song “Ei PCMB theete” would probably resonate with many people.

However, the complaints mentioned in particular, the opening lines of the song, in which the singers ask: “Mooka vidyarthi muru-naaku sathi rasayana Shastra parikshe baribeka Ratnakara?”, meaning, “should voiceless students write the chemistry exam three-four times, Ratnakara?”

Throughout the song, there is a caustic lines which repeats “What do you put in your stomachs”, an expression conveying that someone is bizarre and disgusting by wondering what they eat.

“This chemistry paper seems to be cursed… We even hesitate to open our pen caps because we might have to write the exam again… Whoever is responsible, please don’t play with the future of the student… This issue is more mind-boggling than terrorism!”

Towards the end, without naming any names, the songs even calls someone “kaLLanan magane” a swear word meaning son of a thief, used to describe an unscrupulous person.

Actor Vijay told TV9 Kannada: “The theft has taken place at the department and nothing can get worse than that. Just because some people want to make money thousands of students’ future is at stake and that is not acceptable and they should be ashamed. We have made this sing to reflect this.”

Listen to the song here:

On March 21, the chemistry exam was cancelled after the students wrote the exam as the PU department discovered that the question paper had been leaked. The re-exam was then scheduled for March 30. However, on the day of the re-exam, the exam was called off in the early hours, as the question paper had been leaked again.

Many students and parents alike protested against the board’s decision to conduct the exam on April 12. A parent also threatened to jump off a building.

On Monday, CID arrested 3 men, including a minister’s PA and would be kept in judicial custody until April 15.

Oblaraju, personal assistant to Medical Education Minister Sharanaparakash Rudrappa Patil, Rudrappa, an office manager, and Manjunath, a physical education teacher and insurance agent were arrested. Oblaraju reportedly sold the papers to the two other accused for lakhs.

Now, it emerges that there are links between the leaking of question paper and tuition centres, which have also implicated Patil’s PA.


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