A school in West Bengal allegedly distributed maps during a Geography exam that showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan, and parts of Arunachal Pradesh in China respectively.
West Bengal: BJP State General Secretary Raju Banerjee alleges maps distributed in Geography paper of Madhyamik Test examination 2017 shows portion of Kashmir as part of Pakistan and portion of Arunachal Pradesh as part of China, says they will take legal action. pic.twitter.com/RwJKEU0mZl
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Soon after the error was discovered, the Bharatiya Janata Party lambasted the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Citing the map, BJP State General Secretary Raju Banerjee said: “You can see in the map given to students where PoK, Aksai Chin, Arunachal Pradesh have gone out from the Indian boundaries. This is done by the TMC-led teachers’ cell.”
Banerjee went on to say that the map’s watermark shows ‘WBBSC’ – an acronym for the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
He alleged that maps distributed in Geography paper of class X board Madhyamik Test examination 2017 showed portions of Kashmir as part of Pakistan and a portion of Arunachal as part of China.
“Our question to the present government is whether they agree to what Pakistan and China, claims about these Indian territories,” asked Banerjee.
Extending his criticism, Banerjee said there is not a trace of democracy in Bengal, and that “only Trinamool system functions in the state.”
“It seems as if the whole TMC government supports the terrorists who come here. We are seeing this issue very seriously,” he said.
The BJP leader said he will write to the Ministry of Human Resource Development to take action against the error.
“All this happening in the state is not in the interest of the nation. We will take a legal step and will also protest. BJP will not spare this matter,” he added.
BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha also reiterated Banerjee’s stand, stating that the latter “wants to break India itself.”
Sinha also demanded clarification from the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“These people have no values for all those lives which have been sacrificed because of the protest against Pakistan and China vis-a-vis Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh respectively. I am sure there is some conspiracy or crime behind this. This issue should be investigated and also the CM should release a statement,” Sinha added.
(With inputs from ANI)