August 11 (Odisha.in) Hundreds of congressmen Saturday here burnt the effigy of state school and mass education minister Mr Bishnu Das and demanded his resignation for allegedly manipulating marks of his son in an examination.
The minister’s son Bijoy sankar Das has secured first division in the high school certificate examination this year. Local news papers had Saturday reported that he got higher marks in the examination by utilizing the position of his father.
There are large irregularities during the examination. Even teachers in the district of Jagatsinghpur the home town of the minister where the boy had appeared in the examination had written answer papers on behalf of Das to appease his minister father, Zilla parishad president Natabar Barik told Odisha.in.
Even the boy was allowed to use mobile phones in examination hall to answer many questions.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered the state chief secretary to probe into the matter. Das is a minister and he may influence the probe, he alleged. The minister should resign to pave way for an impartial probe, he said.
The congressmen who burnt effigy of Das also said that they want the minister’s resignation in seven days. If he does not resign we will observe bandh in the district on 20th August, he said.