Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked Class 7 students of a village school to spell elephant, the symbol of rival Bahujan Samaj Party. However, they were unable to spell it correctly.
Officials did not say whether this way the CM’s dry wit at work or just an attempt to show up the poor quality of education in the school.
After several students got the spelling of elephant wrong, the CM remarked this spoke on the way they were being taught.
The CM’s unexpected question to the students in the village named Rain marked yet another surprise he served during his surprise visit to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Rae Bareli.
Rain is among the 10,000 villages being developed under the Lohia Integrated Village Development Scheme of the Samajwadi Party government.
An official accompanying the CM said no political motives should be attributed to his visit to Rain and interaction with the students. “Rain was the nearest Lohia village. So, he chose to visit it.”