It is said that there is no greater power than the power of the voters as they can turn the fortune of candidates and make or break a government.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, teachers at a training institute in Madhya Pradesh’s Itarsi could be seen instructing their students to take a pledge saying they will not vote for the BJP in the upcoming state assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
The video showed the students, prompted by a teacher, pledging that they will not support the saffron party or its workers in any manner and convince at least three other persons to take a similar pledge in the next 24 hours. The video was reportedly shot on January 26, when students had gathered at the institute for Republic Day festivities.
See the video here:
#WATCH Teachers of Vijaylaxmi Industrial Training Institute in Itarsi ask students to take pledge not to vote for BJP in the upcoming elections & support it in any manner until it stops online examinations #MadhyaPradesh (26.01.18) pic.twitter.com/PY3S721Mbq
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2018
The reason behind this pledge is a big surprise.
The students are demanding to stop online examinations.
The students also swore to spread awareness in their respective districts about the “corruption and injustice” of the BJP.
At the moment, the BJP is ruling the state and Shivraj Singh Chouhan is on the Chief Minister’s seat for 12 years. The state will go to polls later this year.
The Madhya Pradesh CMO handle had claimed that the online exam was a progressive step while tweeting about a skill development program in July 2017.
It is not clear what exactly is the problem with the online exam system. A twitter handle had complained about problems with the software used for the online exam.
@MaP_Skills @MSDESkillIndia @skillbharat this will be TOTALLY UNFAIR for the career of these students. after depositing Exam Fees, getting MP Online Hall Tickets, giving exam.but Result is not declared just because of some software issue of not ticking Exam Fees eligible. pic.twitter.com/HWw2FuYCBb
— Krishnapal Singh (@Krishnapalsp90) December 28, 2017