BENGALURU: Educationists in the state have demanded the resignation of Primary and Secondary Education minister Tanveer Sait who was caught watching objectionable pictures on his phone on Thursday during the Tipu Jayanti celebration in Raichur.
Speaking to Express, Vasudeva Sharma, Executive Director of Child Rights Trust, said, “This is the heights of insensitivity. Being the education minister, how can one be so ignorant, that too at a public event? The arrogance of money and power are making them act like this. Earlier, three ministers were suspended for a similar act but even after that, these people have not learnt lessons. He must be suspended not from the minister’s post, but even as an MLA.”
Dr M S Thimmappa, former Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University, said, “It is really shocking to see how a minister can be so ignorant while sitting on a dais at a public event. It was a dishonour to both Tipu and the people of the state. It is better to ban the use of mobile phones at public events and meetings.”
Educationist Dr Niranjanaradhya told Express, “If it is true, then it is very unfortunate. A senior minister behaving in such a way, that too during a Tipu Jayanti event organised by the state government, is intolerable. If it is true, he should be punished.”