- FIR lodged against 6 coaching operators, representatives
- The support of all the parties of the Grand Alliance to the students’ movement
Patna: All the opposition parties involved in the Mahagathbandhan have supported the Bihar bandh called by several student organizations, including the All India Students’ Union (AISA), to protest the alleged irregularities in the Railway Recruitment Board’s examination (RRB-NTPC) process. The RJD, Congress, CPI and CPI(M), which are part of the Grand Alliance of opposition parties in Bihar, jointly issued a statement on Thursday saying, “Bihar has the largest number of youth in the country and the unemployment rate is highest. Students are being cheated by the Central and Bihar Government. Governments keep promising jobs for them, but when they take to the streets demanding jobs, the Nitish Kumar government showers sticks on them.
All the parties of the Grand Alliance supported the bandh
The leaders of the Grand Alliance, jointly addressing reporters at the state headquarters of the RJD, alleged that the NDA government at the Center was more concerned about the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and not the future of the protesting students. He said that all the parties of the Grand Alliance have decided to support the Bihar bandh called by the students’ union. We also demand that all cases registered by the state police against students or coaching institutes should be withdrawn immediately.
Do not want to give jobs to unemployed youth – Sandeep Saurabh
Echoing similar views, AISA general secretary and MLA Sandeep Saurabh said the committee constituted by the Ministry of Railways to probe irregularities in the RRB-NTPC exam is a “conspiracy” to postpone the matter till the elections in Uttar Pradesh. He claimed that this is a fraud of the central government. Saurabh alleged that the central government does not want to give jobs to unemployed youth. Meanwhile, Patna District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police Manavjit Singh Dhillon held a meeting on Thursday in the Collectorate Auditorium to establish direct communication with the coaching operators, representatives and maintain law and order.
FIR against 6 coaching operators
Let us tell you that on January 24, 4 candidates were detained while jamming the Rajendranagar track and dealing with the law and order situation created. Those 4 candidates told the police during interrogation that they have been guided by the coaching operators, representatives to come here and their names were also told. Video footage from social media has also been obtained by the police. In the light of the above, an FIR has been registered against 6 coaching operators and representatives at the Patrakar Nagar police station. The persons named and FIR registered by the detained candidates during interrogation are Khan Sir, SK Jha Sir, Naveen Sir, Amarnath Sir, Gagan Pratap Sir and Gopal Varma Sir.
Strict action will be taken against anti-social elements – District Administration
According to a release issued by the district administration on Thursday, notice will be issued to the persons against whom the FIR has been registered and they will be given an opportunity to present their case on the stipulated date, place and time. The District Magistrate said that any kind of prejudice based or revengeful work will not be done, but legal action will be taken only on the basis of complete transparency and evidence. He said that strict legal action will be taken against those who are doing illegal and irresponsible work and giving a violent and violent character to the group and identifying them as anti-social elements.
Things can be worse than this – Manjhi
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav today assured Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Modi that there will be one Group-D exam instead of two and 3.5 lakh additional results of NTPC exam will be declared on the basis of “one candidate-one result”. According to a press release issued by Sushil, the Railway Minister assured them that the government is in agreement with the students and a decision will be taken soon as per their demand. Jitan Ram Manjhi, the chief of the ruling Hindustani Awam Morcha in Bihar and former Chief Minister, tweeted, “No one has the right to violence and sabotage the Constitution. Well, now the time has come when the government talks about employment, otherwise the situation can be worse than this.