Newspatrolling: The BJP has just defeated Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, but it seems that Yadav is still lingering in their minds. In a big goof up, the BJP government in Gujarat distributed 12,000 school bags featuring the photo of a smiling Akhilesh Yadav. Gujarat’s state education department is flummoxed, as to how such a big goof up can occur. Firstly, it’s a different state and secondly it’s the photo of a leader from a rival party. Political pundits said that it could also be a work of the dirty tricks department of a political party. The school bags had the sticker of Gujarat government’s school enrolment drive, but beneath the sticker, there was the smiling photo of Akhilesh Yadav. May be it was just some manufacturer who was trying to get rid of his old stock and did not bother to check the details.
An inquiry has been ordered in the incident by Gujarat’s state education department. Minister of state for education Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that strict action will be taken against people involved in the goof-up. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the bags were manufactured for distribution in Uttar Pradesh at the time when Samajwadi Party was in power in Uttar Pradesh. A Gujarat Congress leader took a dig at the incident, saying that the BJP government in Gujarat is using recycled stuff instead of providing new bags to students.