Published: 25th December 2020
Don’t reopen schools, colleges in a hurry: BJP leader tells Karnataka government
The BJP leader criticised Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar for his decision and said that the minister seems to be in two minds
While the BJP government has announced reopening of schools and colleges from January 1, the move has now come under fire from one of its own party member, as MLC A H Vishwanath has suggested not to rush into the decision.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the BJP leader criticised Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar for his decision and said that the minister seems to be in two minds.
“He takes one decision now and changes it the next day. There are reports of second wave of COVID-19 which is said to be more contagious and transmissible. Keeping this scenario in mind, it is not the right time to reopen the schools and gamble with the lives of children,” he said.
He further said that the parents won’t be ready to send their children amidst this situation. He suggested that it is better to wait till Sankranti.
‘Siddaramaiah must apologise Kodavas’
Reacting to Opposition leader Siddaramaiah’s statements on Kodavas eating beef, Vishwanath said that the former chief minister’s statement was an insult to the community.
"Kodavas worship cow but Siddaramaiah’s statement is an insult to the community. The Congress party, which is already on the verge of losing its identity, will further go down if the leaders keep making such irresponsible statements," he said and added that Siddaramaiah should apologise to the community.
The member of the legislative council further said that Congress at one time had the capability of winning 140 seats in the assembly election, but mow can't even win 20.