Published: 05 Mar 2018, Updated: 05 Mar 2018 3:37 pm
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday agreed to launch a CBI investigation into alleged question paper leak in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination and urged protesting candidates to call off their agitation.
The protestors, however, said they will not call off their strike until a proper format is released, reported news agency IANS.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also thanked minister of state in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh for agreeing to a CBI probe over the issue.
“Spoke to (Jitendra Singh) in Parliament today. He has agreed to a CBI inquiry on all the issues raised by the students protesting the SSC-CGL Mains papers ‘leak, conduct of exams’. I thank him for his willingness to listen to these legitimate demands (with) an open mind,” Tharoor tweeted.
Spoke to @DrJitendraSingh in Parliament today. He has agreed to a CBI inquiry on all the issues raised by the students protesting the SSC-CGL Mains papers (leak, conduct of exams etc). I thank him for his willingness to listen to these legitimate demands w/an open mind. #sscscam
A large number of aspirants of SSC are on a week-long dharna near the Commission's office at CGO Complex, demanding CBI probe into the alleged paper leak in Combined Graduate Level test held from February 17-21.
The Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP have come out in support of the candidates.
On Sunday, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari met Rajnath Singh in support of the CBI inquiry into the allegations. Tiwari, who led a delegation of SSC aspirants, had urged the home minister to look into the allegations of irregularities and mass cheating. The home minister had assured the delegation that the government would not allow any injustice and order an appropriate inquiry in the matter, said a statement issued by the Delhi BJP unit.
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