Act firmly against erring private educational institutions: Prasad to state government

Mysuru, November 25:- Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Chamarajanagar, V Srinivas Prasad, who has been maintaining a low profile in the last couple of months, is back in the news again. He wanted the state government to act sternly against the private educational institutions if they demand fees from students for online classes. “The private schools can’t hold us for a ransom. If they try to flout the government orders, they should be punished without any mercy.”

He was talking to the media at a function held at Suttur Mutt here on Wednesday (November 25).

Prasad said, “There is no point in criticising the private institutions whenever they make a mistake. Wherever you think they are wrong, punish them. The state government needs to be firm in its stance.”

The Lok Sabha member said he is not after any Cabinet berth in the Centre. “If Harshavardhan (son-in-law) has said there should be representation for old Mysuru region in the Cabinet, it is his personal opinion. There are so many people from the Cabinet who are from the old Mysuru. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Ministers K S Eshwarappa, Narayangowda and S T Somashekar are all from this part of the state. How many more do you want?” On state Cabinet expansion, Prasad, who looked upset that he has not been consulted at all, said, “When he wanted to become the Chief Minister, Yediyurappa wanted my support. He seems to be fine now.”

Training his guns on former Congress MP R Dhruvanarayan, Prasad said, “He is no match for me. I don’t want to react to whatever he says. He is childish in his approach.”

Reacting to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s death, the veteran leader said, “He was one of the senior most politicians from the Congress. I feel sad for his death. He was one of the good leaders in Congress.”

Education Department should decide on fees: MLC Vishwanath

Lending support to what Prasad said, BJP MLC A H Vishwanath opined, “The Education Department should decide on the fee structure for online classes by private schools and colleges. It is not just a decision but should be implemented in toto.”

The MLC said, “Most of the working class had to forego 30 percent of its salary, but the government employees have been paid full salary. The norm should be the same for all.” (MR/KS)



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