BJP condemns mass cheating in Mathura, says this is a matter of character

| Updated: Mar 28, 2017 17:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Strongly condemning the mass cheating matter in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura that resulted in the postponement of class 10 board exam of English, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said this is a matter of character, adding that this is a result of people looking for shortcuts. Asserting that this matter is not just restricted to Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said this has happened in the past too. "This is matter of character. It should be seen that it does not repeat. No one should get the courage to do this in future. It is very unfortunate that the teachers and principals are encouraging such acts. People in our country look for shortcuts to get success, this is a result of that," Swamy told ANI. The English Examinations of Class 10 of the Uttar Pradesh Board was postponed at two centres after an incident of mass cheating surfaced. Describing the incident as unfortunate, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that it reflected a downfall of the education system. "This is unacceptable, compromising on merit and such thing prevailing is absolutely unacceptable. Country can't make progress in such atmosphere, and therefore, we will take this issue up with the concerned government, as after all, it is there domain. We will definitely have some concrete action plan after discussing with the state," Javadekar told ANI. The government has issued helpline number to register cheating related complaints in order to check incidents of cheating in Uttar Pradesh Board Exam. Complaint can be registered on WhatsApp number 9454457241. (ANI)