Nitish Kumar govt to blame for poor education in Bihar, says Kanhaiya Kumar

Lambasting the Nitish Kumar government over the poor state of education in Bihar, Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday said that the state is not serious about the the education system, reported The Times Of India.

A file photo of Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

A file photo of Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

Speaking for the candidates of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) and College of Arts and Crafts protesting against the change in schedule for their mains examination, Kanhaiya  said that the government was wasn't paying heed to their demands.

According to The Telegraph, the student leader, who is on a four-day visit to his hometown in Bihar, said that he tried meeting the BPSC chairman and Nitish Kumar, however, he was not able to since "the two didn't give him time".

Furthermore, Kanhaiya Kumar also said that the state government is targeting 'topper' Ruby Rai, who was arrested after she failed to appear for the re-test twice, as she is a soft target and arresting a student is always easier.

Holding the state responsible for the Bihar Class XII board examination 'topper' scam, Kanhaiya said, "The state is not presenting a good governance model to the country and it appears as if students are considered a burden on society."

Kanhaiya has, for the first time, voiced his criticism on the JD(U) leader's governance.

The student leader, during his previous visit to Bihar in May, had supported Nitish Kumar's stand that the non-BJP parties should unite against the brand of politics practised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2016 12:40 PM

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