l Condition for dropping Marathi unacceptable
The city unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) today protested against the decision of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) deleting Marathi from the subject list of the main examination.
Shouting slogans against the UPSC, hundreds of MNVS activists gathered at Kranti Chowk and burnt a copy of the circular to this effect issued by the UPSC.
MNVS leaders Sumeet Khambekar, Raj Wankhede and Jaykumar Jadhav said the decision is unacceptable as it is an injustice to Marathi-speaking candidates. They said the condition laid by the UPSC for opting Marathi as a medium for the main examination is quite ridiculous, to put it mildly. "The condition says that if at least 25 aspirants opt for Marathi medium, then one candidate is allowed to write answers in Marathi. Otherwise, one who opts for Marathi medium will have to take the examination either in English or Hindi," they said while terming it quite unacceptable. Amol Khadse, Vikram Pardeshi, Tushar Pakhare and others participated in the agitation. MNVS activists burn a copy of the UPSC circular during a protest at Kranti Chowk, in Aurangabad on Tuesday.