UPSC row: AAP hits out at BJP for lack of clarity

Aug 02 2014, 12:13 IST
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SummaryMoS in Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh had said the govt would resolve UPSC issue within a week.

The AAP hit out at the BJP, calling their refusal to give a definite time-frame for ending the deadlock over the civil services preliminary examination a display of the Central government’s “lack of seriousness exposing the confusion within the government.

A party statement said, “For many days Union Ministers have been making statements that the issue will be resolved within a week, but the government appears to have developed cold feet suddenly, reflected by the comments of the minister of state for parliamentary affairs, Mr Prakash Javadekar in the Rajya Sabha. On Friday, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Jitendra Singh had said the government would resolve the issue within a week. This was followed by ... home minister, Mr Rajnath Singh on Monday, who again stated that the government would find a solution within a week. After such bold proclamations, the Central government is now saying it is going to act soon. What does this mean?”

The AAP said the Centre should take certain steps to resolve the problem, the first being to postpone the UPSC prelims that are set to begin on August 24.

It also asked that the Union Home Ministry “order a probe into the police

brutalities on peacefully protesting students”, during the past week.

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