Patna: As Bihar drew international ridicule after images of students cheating blatantly in Class 10 exams, with men scaling walls of an exam centre made it to the foreign news paper, shameless and ridiculous comments made by the state politicians humiliated the state further.“Should we shoot them?” asked Prashant Kumar Shahi, Bihar’s education minister, addressing a news conference after television news channels aired the incriminating photo and raked up the scandal.
Now, former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav has offered his own and, as always, unique take on the controversy. “When you go elsewhere, no one will believe your degrees. If you can’t clear exams, why don’t you just fail them and retake them till you pass?” asked Mr. Yadav on Monday.
“The current government says it can’t control cheating. During my time as Chief Minister, I used to hand out books to everyone and said ‘fine, write from the books.’ Do you think they managed? They kept on writing and three hours passed by and most of them failed anyway,” Mr Yadav added, his point, presumably being that it doesn’t pay to cheat.