BJP flag hoisted in Bihar school to celebrate UP poll victory; probe ordered
On March 18, some BJP workers barged into the campus of the Dak Haripur Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya in Forbesganj and hoisted the party flag there to celebrate the victory in the UP assembly election.Updated: Mar 23, 2017 18:44 IST
A probe has been ordered into the hoisting of a BJP flag by a group of party workers at a government school in Araria district of Bihar to celebrate the party’s win in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
The incident took place at Dak Haripur Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya in Forbesganj on March 18. Results of the assembly election were announced on March 11. The school is located around 35 km from the Araria district headquarters.
When students and teachers were leaving the school on March 18, some BJP workers barged into the campus and hoisted the party flag there to celebrate the victory in UP, the school’s headmaster told district education officer Faizul Rahman.
Headmaster Jagdish Mehta said he tried to stop them but they outnumbered the staff and hoisted the flag, Rahman told PTI on Thursday.
The district education officer said he has instructed the block education officer to investigate the matter. Action would be initiated based on the probe report, Rahman said.
Araria district BJP president Babban Singh expressed regret over the incident and said it was caused by over-excitement of some local party workers.
Those party workers did not find a suitable place to hoist the party flag to celebrate the win and did it in the school, Singh told PTI.
Sub-divisional police officer Ajit Singh said the matter was related to the education department and if police were approached, they would investigate the incident.
First Published: Mar 23, 2017 18:44 IST