Claiming that students from Telangana could not prepare for the recruitment exam conducted by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission due to agitation, Congress MPs and MLAs from the region today urged Governor E S L Narasimhan to get the exam cancelled.

“Telangana students could not prepare well for the APPSC Group-I exam held on September 5 as they were participating in the Telangana agitation. Besides, students from the region have been meted out injustice in the exam earlier going by the results of last year’s Group-I examination,” Congress MP Sarvey Satyanarayana and others told reporters.

The Group-I examination, held on September 5, should be cancelled as some examinees from Telangana brought the question paper out of the exam centre in few minutes after the test started (as part of the agitation), Mr Satyanarayana said.

He said the Governor gave a patient hearing to the request made by the Congress delegation.

He said the Congress MPs and MLAs sought the intervention of the Governor as the state government did not postpone the exam as demanded by them possibly because it was under pressure from non—Telangana leaders who were in favour of the exam, he said.