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Arvind Kejriwal calls for inquiry in SSC Exam ‘scam’

Saturday,03 Mar 2018

Media Eye News Bureau: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the alleged scam in a Staff Selection Committee (SSC) examination for government jobs.

Kejriwal tweeted, “Thousands of aspirants are demanding a CBI inquiry into the SSC exam scam. This issue is related to their future. The central government should immediately accept the aspirants' demand and order a CBI inquiry”.

For the last four days, students have been protesting outside the SSC office at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road in south Delhi and have been asking for a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak in the Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) examination held from February 17 to 21.

Congress and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav backed the protesting students and asked for a CBI probe as well.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “#sscscam SSC Scam is another #Vyapam. Jobs being sold, future of millions of youth jeopardised, unabated protests continue for 3 days in Delhi, yet Modiji & SSC remain mum. If there is nothing wrong, why no CBI probe? Will PM answer? Will media listen? (sic)”.

Shashi Tharoor also took to twitter and said, “With lakhs of protesters clamouring for justice it is clear that SSC CLG Mains 2018 must be scrapped and rescheduled. A CBI inquiry into the leak is imperative. Our nation cannot afford to shake the faith of our students in the competitive examination system”.

Responding to demands of a CBI probe, SSC asserted that it would only do so if the evidence provided by the candidates was found substantiated.

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