‘Which revolutionary leader made mercy petitions from jail?’ WBCS question takes dig at Savarkar

The controversy over the question asked about the electoral violence in Bengal in the Armed Police Forces (CAPF) examination to be held under the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was not over yet, that now the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Service) question-related to the mercy petition written by Savarkar has been asked. On this, senior leader of Bengal BJP and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Shubhendu Adhikari has expressed displeasure against the Mamata government.

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Let us tell you that in the CAPF exam on August 8, a question was asked about the electoral violence in Bengal. A question was asked in the examination that ‘Write a report on Bengal election violence in about 200 words’. TMC had targeted BJP on this question. Taking a jibe at the UPSC, Mamata Banerjee had said that once the Union Public Service Commission used to be fair. Now BJP is providing questions in its question papers. BJP is destroying institutions like UPSC.

Question related to Veer Savarkar was also asked in WBCS exam, BJP raised objection

WBCS Prelims Exam 2021 was held on Sunday 22nd August. Controversy has also arisen regarding the question paper. Along with Sabuj Saathi, questions were also asked about Veer Savarkar in the examination. The question was, ‘Which revolutionary leader filed a mercy bond for pardon or pardon from jail?’ Four alternative answers were given, ‘VD Savarkar’, ‘BG Tilak’, ‘Shukdev Thapar’ and ‘Chandrashekhar Azad’. BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu has strongly objected to this answer. He said, “Savarkar never gave a bond.” Sayantan claimed that the question was asked for political purposes. Trinamool Congress spokesperson Tapas Roy said, “Only those who have framed questions will be able to answer.”

Question related to ‘Sabuj Saathi’ scheme was also asked in WBCS exam paper

Shubhendu Adhikari tweeted on Monday, “Hell broke loose when UPSC exam paper featured question on WB post poll violence. Now that WBCS exam paper advertises WB Govt pet scheme, let’s see how pseudo intellectuals would twist the narrative.” Let us tell you that in the examination of West Bengal Civil Service(WBCS), the question has been asked that in which class students of Government / Government Protected / Madrasa / School are given cycles in the Sabuj Saathi Project of the Government of West Bengal? Four answers are given with the optional question, in which options from class IX to class X have also been given, which is the answer to the question. Let us inform that under the Sabuj Saathi scheme, Mamata government gives free cycles to the school children of class IX and X.

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