Manipur board exam 2020: EM justifies question paper about Nehru & BJP symbol
Manipur board exam 2020: EM justifies question paper about Nehru & BJP symbol

IMPHAL | FEB 26, 2020:

Education Minister of Manipur Th Radheshyam, while defending oppositions criticism on Tuesday said that there was nothing wrong in asking students to draw the election symbol of the BJP or analyse the negative traits of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's approach to nation-building.

Radheshyam made the comments while replying to a question by Congress' Surjakumar Okram on the eighth day of the ongoing assembly session.

During the question hour of the house of the state Assembly in the ongoing budget, opposition member O Surajkumar of Congress asked as how marks could be awarded to students who couldn't draw the symbol even though they were good pupils, Surjakumar also wanted to know whether they will get grace marks.

He demanded that students must be given grace marks as the two questions would hard to award marks by the evaluators. He asked how evaluators would award the marks for drawing the election symbol of BJP.

He further questioned the motive behind the question- "Examine any four negative traits of Nehru's approach to Nation Building".

Education minister Th Radheshyam who did not reply the first question said that he had already discussed the matter and the questions were under the syllabus.

He said that the students need to learn about politics and such questions can also be asked to frame for another year, he added.

Earlier while hitting out at the state education department, opposition MLA Surjakumar said the "questions are confusing."

The exam on political science for Class 12th students, which was conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education of Manipur (COHEM) had asked to draw the election symbol of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

They were also asked to analyse four negative traits of the approach of Nehru, the first prime minister of the country, towards nation-building. The photo of the question paper had gone viral on social media.

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