55-year-old ex-BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra clears UP board’s class 12 exam
At the age of 55, Rajesh Mishra, a former BJP MLA who represented Bareilly district's Bithri-Chainpur seat in the assembly from 2017 to 2022, has passed the class 12 board exam conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council with 263 marks out of 500. Despite not being satisfied with his marks in drawing design, civics, and education, Mishra plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in law to help provide justice for the poor. Mishra scored 57 marks in Hindi, 47 in Civics, 42 in Education, 36 in Drawing Design, and 81 in Sociology.
Mishra stated that he wants to become a lawyer for economically weaker sections of society, who often do not have access to good legal representation. He also asserted that there was no copying in the board examinations and invigilation was strict. The director of Secondary Education, Mahendra Dev, confirmed that CCTV cameras with voice recorders were installed in 8,753 examination centers to prevent cheating during the exam. Dev noted that this was the first time in the last 30 years that neither any question paper was leaked nor any wrong bundle of question papers was opened, which resulted in no re-examination.