Mysuru, June 6:- “The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government has to be strong leaving no space for any confusion. For this, we have to co-operate and have patience. I am not an aspirant of a cabinet post and will not do any lobbying,” said Vidhana Parishat member Basavaraj Horatti at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Tuesday.
“RTE Act which is introduced to make sure that no child is denied of education is being misused. RTE admission to English medium schools should be cancelled. Kannada medium schools and aided schools should be the first priority. Rs 684 crore is spent for implementation of the Act. It should not be misused,” he opined.
“The Education Department is complex. I have studied and prepared several reports when I was the minister. The then chief minister of BJP-JD(S) coalition government, H D Kumaraswamy had sanctioned 1,646 high schools and 200 degree colleges. He had released Rs 500 crore for high schools and PU colleges and appointed 48,000 teachers. Now low quality bicycles are given to children at schools. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait has done nothing to improve the education system in the state,” he added.
“Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will issue an order which will make un-aided schools to give a salary which is only Rs 100 less than the basic salary of government teachers. It will make their lives better. If higher education department and primary education department are brought under the same ministry, it would be an ideal decision,” Horatti opined.
MLC K T Srikante Gowda requested to cast the first prominence votes to Marithibbegowda of JD(S).
Marithibbegowda, SBM Nataraj and others were present. (KMR, NGB)