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  Metros   Delhi  05 Mar 2018  SSC paper leak: Anna Hazare meets protesters

SSC paper leak: Anna Hazare meets protesters

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Published : Mar 5, 2018, 12:44 am IST
Updated : Mar 5, 2018, 12:44 am IST

Social activist Anna Hazare reportedly met hundreds of SSC aspirants in the capital and urged them to walk on the path of non-violence.

Social activist Aanna Hazare. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Social activist Aanna Hazare. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: The protest against the alleged question paper leak of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier 2 exam spilled into the fifth day on Sunday as protesters continued to demand a CBI probe into the matter.

Social activist Anna Hazare reportedly met hundreds of SSC aspirants in the capital and urged them to walk on the path of non-violence.

Meanwhile, standing in solidarity with the candidates, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari on Sunday backed their demand for a CBI probe into the alleged SSC question paper leak.

Mr Tiwari said that he met with the Union home minister Rajnath Singh along with protesting SSC aspirants to discuss their concern.

“Mr Singh heard the students and assured action in this regard,” he said.

Mr Tiwari also said “We are against corruption and the demand of these students is genuine. I have full faith in my government, the culprits whoever they may be, will not be spared as the BJP and Delhi state stand by their demand,” he added.

Later, the delegation met SSC chairperson Ashim Khurana. MP Meenakshi Lekhi also met the SSC aspirants and appealed to them to defer their agitation.

Demanding the government to take action, Mr Hazare said, “We will wait for the government to decide and then see what we need to do. I appeal to all of you not to get violent in the meantime.”

The CGL exam was held from February 17 to 21.  About 1,89,843 candidates appeared for the exam this year. The SSC on February 17 cancelled the the exam’s second shift after malpractices were reported at a New Delhi exam centre. Paper chits with answers were found in the toilet after the completion of quantitative aptitude paper.

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