Row in House over job scam – Times of India

Patna: The alleged malpractices in the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) rocked the state legislative council on Tuesday with the opposition members demanding a discussion on the question paper leak scam and alleged involvement of ministers in it.

BJP MLC Rajnish Kumar alleged the entire government was involved in this scam. However, JD (U) legislator Neeraj Kumar dared the opposition members to name the ministers, if any.

Though the vice-chairman initiated the Question Hour and health minister Tej Pratap Yadav gave some answers too, the ruckus continued and the House had to be adjourned only ten minutes after the proceedings began at 12 noon.

It functioned only for five minutes after the proceedings resumed at 1pm, and was adjourned till the lunch break.

Talking to newsmen later, leader of opposition in the council Sushil Kumar Modi said assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary’s personal secretary Navin had texted a message to the then BSSC chairman, Sudhil Kumar, seeking a favour for one Pankaj Kumar (roll number 102281) who had taken the graduate level combined (mains) examination, 2014.

The same text also sought a favour for Dejee Kumari (roll number 31616031) in the interview for ANM. Another message had the details of Arti Kumari (roll number) 31619452.

However, SuMo said the Speaker might not be aware of his name being used and it was a matter of investigation. “The government should hand over the probe to the CBI,” he said and also demanded that the statements given by Sudhir and former BSSC secretary Parmeshwar Ram be made public.

The opposition leader also released a letter written by Sudhir to the chief secretary, expressing anguish over Patna commissioner Anand Kishor’s order for probe into an examination conducted by the BSSC in March last year without informing him.

“Sudhir in the letter wrote that Kishor was intentionally helping coaching institutes,” said SuMo.

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