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Mamata Banerjee Irked With UPSC For Asking ‘Politically Motivated’ Question On Bengal Poll Violence

Kolkata: A question asking candidates to write a report on the “poll violence in West Bengal” that erupted after the Assembly elections in the state in April-May for the Central Armed Police Forces exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited the ire of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

On Thursday, She questioned the impartiality of the UPSC and alleged that it had asked “politically motivated” questions during the recruitment examination held on August 8, media reports said, quoting PTI.

“The UPSC is asking BJP’s questions,” Banerjee alleged, according to NDTV. “UPSC used to be an impartial body but the BJP is giving it questions to ask. Even the question in a UPSC paper on the protest by farmers was politically motivated.”

Banerjee said the questions asked during the national examinations show how the BJP has politicised the central forces. “We have seen how CAPF were used to capture booths and kill people at Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar during the Assembly poll in West Bengal,” reported quoting PTI.

She said the question for the recruitment exam was completely unacceptable. “What is the message they [Centre] are trying to send out through this incident?” she asked, according to PTI. “That if you want to work in the central forces, you have to be a yes man of BJP and believe whatever canards they are spreading.”