- No clarity on whose idea was it to scribble SC/ST on bodies of candidates
- None of the candidates objected to it or filed a complaint
- However, incident raised a furore, an inquiry has been ordered
The minimum height for general category candidates is 168 cms, and 165 cms for reserved categories. But there seems to be no clarity on whose idea was it to scribble SC/ST on their bodies and who executed it. None of the candidates objected to it or filed a complaint.
The incident has raised a furore in the state prompting Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh to order an investigation. Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr RC Panika has also promised a thorough probe.
"The incident where candidates' chests were labelled with their castes is indeed deplorable. We have taken the matter seriously as this is wrong and should not happen. We are awaiting the inquiry report," Dhar Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh said.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale also condemned the incident and said it is an insult to SC/ ST people. "I'll write to the chief minister to demand action against those responsible."
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in Ujjain for a conference yesterday, is yet to react.
A total of 206 male and female candidates are to be selected to fill the posts.
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