Patna: The declaration of results to the Bihar State Education Board’s (BSEB) class X and Intermediate exams created a row that none in the official circles would have anticipated. An interview by the now arrested Arts topper Ruby Rai threw open the state of education management in the state and brought a load of embarrassment to the Nitish Kumar led government in the state.
Over a month and a half since the results were declared, the row pushed the government into action and retests of the toppers were ordered. After the retests were conducted under strict supervision and by an expert panel, Kirti Bharti has emerged as the topper in the Arts stream scoring 408 marks out of 500 in the examination and awarded with the top position in the newly released list.
The new topper said, "After the results were declared, I appeared in the re-test on June 3 which was held for more than one and a half hours. I had answered every question correctly, apart from one or two."
Earlier, Ruby Rai, who got slandered for her ‘prodigal science’ remark soon after the declaration of Bihar Board exam results last month, was on Saturday arrested and sent to 14-days judicial custody after she just wrote ‘Tulsidasji, pranam’ when asked to write an essay on the famous poet-saint in her re-test ordered by the state board.
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“Hum dehaat ki ladki hain, humko nahi pata hum kaise top kar gaye (I am a village girl. I don’t know how I topped the examination),” police quoted Ruby Rai, reported Hindustan Times.
According to the report, Rai told the police that Bachcha Roy, the principal of VR college, was a distant relative of hers. Although she refused to have any direct contact with the alleged kingpin, she did not rule out the possibility that her father interacted with Bachcha Roy.
Rai – the defamed Bihar Board Class XII Arts topper, had claimed that she was taught cooking in her political science classes during a local TV channel interview after the declaration of board exam results.
BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Singh, his former JD(U) MLA wife Usha Sinha, Vishun Roy college principal Bachcha Roy and many other have been arrested till date in the Bihar Board exam scam.