Harleen Kaur Grewal

New Delhi, February 19, 2021: Delhi’s Director of Education Udit Rai became embroiled in controversy after a video surfaced on social media in which he is seen asking students in a government school to “somehow fill the answer sheets” during the examination and not leave them empty. Speaking with the students of class 12th, he said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been asked to give marks to the students if they write anything at all in their answer sheets.

The Congress and the BJP have targeted the Delhi government for taking this video. BJP Delhi state president Adesh Gupta has attacked Arvind Kejriwal’s government by tweeting this video. Adesh Gupta wrote with this video – ‘This is the reality of Arvind Kejriwal’s education model! The children are getting such a good education that the Director of Education Minister Manish Sisodia is asking the children that if they don’t have an answer, they may as well write the question instead of the answer in the paper, you will get the number. AAP is toying with the future of Delhi’s children. ‘

While senior government officials said Rai’s comments have been taken out of context, he is seen directing the students of class 12 to “fill the answer sheets”. He said, ‘If you don’t know the answer, write absolutely anything.

Write the questions in the answer sheets instead of answers, but do not leave the answer sheet blank. We have talked to your teachers and they have said that they will give you marks provided something is written in the answer sheets. We have also told the CBSE that if a child writes anything, they should be given a mark’.

Despite being asked for his opinion repeatedly, Rai did not comment on the video. CBSE officials also declined to comment. This video is spreading like a wildfire on social media and the government of Arvind Kejriwal falls on the receiving end of the brunt.