Kolkata: A political row has erupted in West Bengal after an image attached to the model question paper for Class 10 board exams went viral on social media, asking students to mark ‘Azad Kashmir’ on a map. While the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has termed it a ‘jihadi conspiracy’, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has called it a mistake and clarified that it does not support it.
When contacted, Ramanujan Ganguly, chairman of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, accepted that there were discrepancies in the model question papers published by the autonomous body and action was being taken against those responsible for it.
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Ganguly told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, ‘We have published a compilation of question papers provided by various schools. This mistake was detected in one such question paper. The matter is being investigated and strict action will be taken against the members of the editorial team who were assigned the task of proof-reading the model question paper. He told that the process of releasing the revised question paper on the board’s website is going on and those involved in the mistake will not be spared.
Tags: board exam, Controversy, west bengal
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 00:29 IST