Former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday accused the BJP government in Karnataka of being “hand in hand” with private educational institutions that allegedly overcharged students.
In a series of tweets, the congressional leader criticized Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Minister of Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar for allegedly not having control over private educational institutions.
He alleged that schools were forcing parents to pay full school tuition and threatening to suspend online classes if they did not comply with them, and said the government was silent on the issue.
“Schools are even charging extracurricular fees in addition to tuition fees. This is an additional burden for parents.
@ BJP4Karnataka is hand in hand with the institutions, ”Siddaramaiah, leader of the opposition in the State Assembly, tweeted.
He requested the intervention of the Chief Minister and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, a group of parents organized a demonstration here, holding up posters and banners and raising slogans against private educational institutions for overcharging.
The mother of a student at the protest site said this month that she was unable to pay the fees because her husband, the only member making money, had lost his job as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown and claimed that management did not allowed his son. take the semester exams.