In Rajasthan, MA students asked to write essay on BJP’s ideology and programmes

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In what may be termed as another attempt to saffronise the education in a BJP-ruled state, MA students in Rajasthan were asked to an essay to discuss the “the ideology and programmes of the Bharatiya Janata Party.”

The opposition Congress has slammed the Vasundhara Raje Scindia government of for “brainwashing” students.

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Dr Gopal Sharan Gupta, a research assistant at the Centre for Rajasthan Studies who was also the invigilator for the examination, said that two of the 20 students, who wrote the paper of the MA course in Rajasthani Language, Literature and Culture, objected to question number 16, reported Indian Express.

He said, “One student objected that the paper has been prepared by someone with a particular political leaning, and that it was ideologically biased. I told students that if they have any objection, they may raise it with the relevant authorities.”

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Congress spokesperson Archana Sharma said, “They (the BJP government) have already changed the syllabus to suit their icons and now this question proves that are bent on brainwashing students. At the university, too, the teachers want to please their masters.”

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University vice-chancellor J P Singhal told The Indian Express, “I am not aware of any such question paper but if a student has an objection, they can approach the grievance committee.”

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