Now, former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav has offered his own and, as always, unique take on the controversy. "When you go elsewhere, no one will believe your degrees. If you can't clear exams, why don't you just fail them and retake them till you pass?" asked Mr Yadav today.
It isn't often that Lalu is cited as saying something sensible. This time around, he did manage to be sensible. If you fail, then retake the exams. I can't see anything wrong with that suggestion. It isn't a 'unique' or 'out of the box' in any way. In fact, he is simply stating the obvious. It is most disappointing that a sensible obvious suggestion gets labelled as UNIQUE by the media.
Of course, Lalu did go on to say some more:
"The current government says it can't control cheating... (during my time as Chief Minister) I used to hand out books to everyone and said 'fine, write from the books.' Do you think they managed? They kept on writing and three hours passed by and most of them failed anyway," Mr Yadav added
I would have chuckled and dismissed that statement like a lot of other individuals, EXCEPT… I do know some characters who did not manage to score a passing mark in spite of being given the answers! Sad but true (and a bit funny).
Nakal ke liye bhi akal chaahiye.