Bengaluru: Karnataka’s Social Welfare Minister, H Anjaneya, who is known for his controversial remarks, landed in a soup by calling the private schools as “brothels” for charging a high fee.
Despite the federation of management of the private schools taking strong objection and demanding an apology from him, the minister, a close aide of Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has reiterated the charges.
“These private schools are like brothels fleecing money from people. Their existence is aimed at only making money. Having said that I admit that there are good private schools also. Likewise, several private schools managed by religious institutions are also doing a fantastic job.
If not for RTE, today students from lower middle class would never afford these private schools, whose business is to make money like in prostitution,” he told journalists a day after he made a similar comment in his public speech.
Mansoor Ali Khan, general secretary, CBSE Schools Association, contended that it was unbecoming of Anjaneya to have used to such words. “A person of his stature should not be making such remarks. We urge the CM to initiate action against him. He cannot ignore the role of the educational institutions in society,” he asserted.