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Updated on: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

Cong, BJP MLAs attack govt over PSC disgracing Bhil community

Special session convened to ratify 126th constitution amendment bill
(from left) Vidhan Sabha speaker NP Prajapati, Deputy speaker Hina Kaware, chief minister Kamal Nath, BJP MLA Narrotam Mishra and others at Vidhan Sabha on Friday  | Staff Reporter

(from left) Vidhan Sabha speaker NP Prajapati, Deputy speaker Hina Kaware, chief minister Kamal Nath, BJP MLA Narrotam Mishra and others at Vidhan Sabha on Friday | Staff Reporter

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BHOPAL: Congress and BJP MLAs attacked the government over question disgracing Bhil community in PSC prelim exams during special session convened to ratify 126th constitution amendment bill on Friday.

Congress MLA Kantilal Bhuria started condemning the attitude of PSC officials even before speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapti could take his seat.

“Chairman and secretary of the PSC have insulted tribal community through the questions they have asked. All tribal members of this House are anguished and feeling insulted,” said Bhuria demanding action against the chairman and secretary.

Later Ram Dangore of BJP also raised the same issue demanding action against the guilty that would set an example so that such mistakes are not repeated.

Minister Govind Singh intervened and said that CM has already given instructions for strict action against the guilty. Some more facts have emerged and appropriate action is being taken.

However, soon MLAs started discussion on whose party did more for welfare for SC/STs. BJP sighted example of PM Modi washing feet of sanitary workers during Kumbh mela. Congress retaliated by asking why did your leaders ask to hold ‘review of constitution’.

Guest scholar’s issue

Leader of Opposition and other BJP members also raised issue of protesting guest scholars. Congress promised it in its vachan patra but is now backtracking. There was a fire in their tents, said Narottam Mishra.

Higher education minister Jitu Patwari said that recruitment of professors was done after 30 years to bring quality education in colleges. Still, government will take care not to remove any guest scholar from their job.

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Published on: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 09:48 AM IST
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