Centre declines to give time frame to resolve UPSC row

Opposition targeted the BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2014 12:15:53 am

The NDA government on Wednesday declined to give a time frame for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon. However, the opposition targeted the BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.

“The issue was thoroughly discussed for an hour. Both the Home Minister and the Minister for DoPT have said that the issue will be resolved and I promise you that it will be done soon… The government is going to act soon keeping in mind the issue of different regional languages and the sentiments of the students. As soon as decision is taken, the government will inform,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha.

Seeking a definite timeline from the government on the issue, opposition members however insisted that a resolution should come quickly and the matter should not be allowed to snowball into a nationwide agitation.

Raising it, Sharad Yadav of the JD(U) said while the Minister for DoPT had said on Friday that a resolution will come within a week, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has now said it will take a week more. “By when will the government solve it. What problem the government has in making it clear. You should tell by when will you solve the problem. The seven days’ time given by you concludes tomorrow (Thursday),” he said.

Members from the Congress, SP, DMK, CPM, CPI and Trinamool Congress supported Yadav and asked the government to clarify.

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