Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray made a controversial entry into the furore surrounding the CBSE paper leak on Friday as he issued a call for students to boycott the re-exams that have been announced by the board.
Launching a full-tilt attack at the central government, Thackeray said,
"Paper leak is the fault of the government. Instead of accepting their mistake, why are they forcing students to give re-exam."
"If the government isn't able to secure question papers then it's not a fault fo the students. Why should they give re-exam?"
"I appeal to all parents. Don't tell your son or daughter to give re-exam."
Re-examinations are to be held for the Class X Mathematics paper and the Class XII Economics paper after the CBSE announced on Wednesday that the examinations' integrity had been compromised. The dates for the re-exams are to be announced on Friday. Students have been protesting against the leak en masse in Delhi.