I’m also facing an exam like you: Modi tells school kids

The message reads: ‘I am also facing an exam like you. But like me you should also not worry,’
The state BJP unit has turned the message to help beat the exam blues apparently into a campaign tool for the Gujarat chief minister.

The Board examinations of Class X and XII conducted by Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) begins on Thursday.

‘Student friends, Narendra Modi here. Like you, I am also giving an exam. But like me you also should not worry about exams,’ Modi says in the message in the calls sent at random to students and parents giving them advice.

‘Exams are natural in the life and ‘our’ hard work will give good results. My good wishes are with you that you will pass with flying colours in Class X and XII and secure excellent rank. You, your teachers and your parents have done labour and it will give you a great result. Wishes again,’ Modi’s message, which has astonished many, said.

‘I was surprised to receive a call from Modi for my son who will appear for Class 10th exams. The touching part was he saying that like our students he is also taking exams,’ a parent who received one such call said.

It was not immediately known how the mobile numbers were obtained to send the pre-recorded message.

‘These are message for best wishes. It is difficult to tell what is in his (Modi’s) mind but election, which is an occasion in democracy, is also an exam,’ BJP spokesperson IK Jadeja said, claiming that Modi gives best wishes to students every year.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress is not impressed and has termed Modi’s message as a political campaign.

‘This is an outright political campaign. Rather than giving good wishes, CM should give good governance,’ Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.

‘Students are asking questions regarding fee-hike, poor infrastructure, monopoly of private tuition classes but CM has kept mum on the issue,’ Doshi said.

‘Students also want assurance from him (Modi) to provide better higher education in reasonable fees, does he have any answers’ he asked.
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