The parents requested the minister to step in and help bring down the fees of schools, saying they were finding it difficult to meet the costs due to incomes impacted by the pandemic. When they asked what they should do if the school education department refused to accept their plea, Parmar got irked and said. “Go and die, do whatever you wish to,”
A video of Madhya Pradesh’s school education minister Inder Singh Parmar went viral on Tuesday wherein he allegedly said: “Mar Jaao” (go die) to a parents’ union in Bhopal.
Around 90-100 parents under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Palak Mahasangh had gone to meet the minister at his official residence on the issue of overcharging of fees by schools, in violation of the High Court’s orders.
Madhya Pradesh: School education minister Inder Singh Parmar on Tuesday told parents, 'Go and die'. A group of parents from different schools had met Parmar at his residence in Bhopal, complaining that schools were overcharging fee despite running online classes. pic.twitter.com/QzHONboXKM
— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) June 29, 2021
The Madhya Pradesh High Court in a recent order said that during the pandemic, the schools can only charge tuition fees.
The parents requested the minister to step in and help bring down the charges, saying they were finding it difficult to meet the costs due to incomes impacted by the pandemic.
When they asked what they should do if the school education department refused to accept their plea, the minister got irked and said. “Go and die, do whatever you wish to,”
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His reply didn’t go down well with the parents’ union to the extent that they staged a protest in front of the minister’s bungalow and demanded that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sack Parmar.
State Palak Mahsangh president Kamal Vishwakarma told The Free Press Journal that if the minister will not apologise to parents, then Palak Mahasangh will stage protests across the state. “We will also complain to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan about the behavior of the minister. We will send a legal notice to him if he will not apologise,”
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