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Rahul Gandhi invokes ‘jumla’, ‘saheb’ in his latest attack on PM Modi

SNS | New Delhi |

On the issue of SSC paper leak and unemployment, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a veiled jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While calling PM Modi ‘saheb’, Rahul Gandhi in a tweet asked him how did the SSC scam happen in the first place and questioned why was it not ‘suppressed’.

The Gandhi scion said the promise of 2 million jobs per year was a ‘jumla’. He further questioned that “are jobs only for the financially privileged”.

Earlier in the month, students from across India gathered outside the CGO Complex in Delhi, where the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is headquartered, demanding a CBI inquiry into the Combined Graduate Level-Test Tier II examination held last year following allegations of irregularities and mass cheating.

In the CGLE-2017, more than 30 lakh candidates across the country had applied for just over 8,000 vacancies. Out of these, around 1.5 lakh candidates were shortlisted after the Tier-1 exam.

Aspirants have to go through SSC examination to get selected for lower division government jobs. The examination is an online test and is held to fill clerical posts in government offices.

Later, the students, stopped protesting after PMO agreed to a CBI probe into the alleged question paper leak, irregularities and mass cheating.

On Wednesday, the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination held on February 21 this year.

The agency had examined the reference received from the Centre for a CBI inquiry into the matter.