The Headmaster of the government school in Araria district where BJP workers had hoisted a party flag recently to celebrate the party’s win in Uttar Pradesh Assembly election was suspended today. Jagdish Mehta, Headmaster of Dak Haripur Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya in Forebesganj, has been put under suspension, District Education Officer Faizul Rahman told PTI. Probe into the incident was on, he said. The incident took place on March 18 when a group of BJP workers hoisted a party flag in the school premises to celebrate BJP’s victory in UP. When the incident drew wide media attention, the District Education Officer on March 23 directed the Block Education Officer concerned to investigate the matter.
Araria district BJP president Babban Singh had 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 flag to celebrate the win and did it in the school, Singh had said.
People in UP have been celebrating BJP’s victory in the state in many ways. Some wore masks of Narendra Modi and danced. When Yogi Adityanath was made CM the uproar was lengthened and people are still not out of the fever. BJP had a sweeping victory with 320 assembly seats leaving its competitors, Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance far behind. Indian Express reported that after BJP’s win in UP and Uttarakhand, celebrations were held from Silicon Valley in the West Coast to New York and Washington DC in east.
Reports said that it was Amit Shah’s strategy and Modi’s government’s pro-goverment policies which won people’s hearts. Some also say that it was saffron what people voted for. Whereas SP’s Akhilesh Yadav’s poor law and governance policies and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati’s caste politics didn’t work with people.