Cong vs Cong on Urdu

All India Congress Committee secretary and MLA Shakeel Ahmad Khan today opened a flank against Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief and education minister Ashok Choudhary over delay in appointment of Urdu teachers from primary to university level.

By Dev Raj in Patna
  • Published 5.10.16
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Patna, Oct. 4: All India Congress Committee secretary and MLA Shakeel Ahmad Khan today opened a flank against Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief and education minister Ashok Choudhary over delay in appointment of Urdu teachers from primary to university level.

Around 14,000 candidates cleared teachers eligibility test some years ago. "There are vacancies in schools. Files kept moving between departments for months," Shakeel said. "Finance department finally cleared it but things are stuck with the education department." Ashok was unavailable for comment. His aide said he was busy with prayers associated with Durga Puja.

The Congress also slammed the way the education minister and Congress MLAs were not invited to the first educational session of Mahatma Gandhi Central University at Motihari on Tuesday.

Union agriculture minister and senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh was the chief guest on the occasion.

"Our education minister (Ashok Choudhary) was not invited because of cheap politics by the BJP and its leaders. How can they leave out the education minister of the state? It's unthinkable," Congress spokesperson Harkhu Jha said.