NEW DELHI: Teachers at a training institute in Madhya Pradesh‘s Itarsi instructed their students to take a Pledge saying they will not vote for the BJP in the upcoming state assembly and Lok Sabha elections, shows a video shared by news agency ANI.
Prompted by a teacher, the students were made to pledge that they will not support the saffron party or its workers in any manner and convince at least three other persons to take a similar pledge in the next 24 hours.
The reason behind this stern edict: online examinations.
“Unless Modi government stops online examinations, I will not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, nor will I support a BJP worker in any way. I also pledge to encourage three more people within 24 hours to take this pledge,” students at Vijaylaxmi Industrial Training Institute were recorded as saying.
The video was reportedly shot on January 26, when students had gathered at the institute for Republic Day festivities.
The students also swore to spread awareness in their respective districts about the “corruption and injustice” of the BJP.
Watch the video here:
Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has been in power for the last 15 years, goes to polls later this year. The ruling party was engulfed in a massive controversy after the Vyapam scam was unearthed in 2013, exposing a nexus between politicians, businessmen and government officials to facilitate wide-scale cheating in medical entrance exams.
Following this, the Professional Examination Board (PEB) of Madhya Pradesh introduced online tests.
(With ANI inputs)
Source : timesofindia