Bengaluru, Oct 10: State government had introduced Vidyagama scheme as the schools could not be opened due to coronavirus pandemic. However, opposition political parties of the state had verbally attacked the ruling BJP saying that the coronavirus is spreading more rapidly due to this scheme. The ruling government, which at last has woken up after repeated protests of opposition parties and parents, has decided to stop the scheme temporarily.
Primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar has given clarification in this regard and has said that he has given instructions to chief secretary of education department in order to stop the scheme temporarily.
Chief minister (CM) B S Yediyurappa had instructed minister Suresh Kumar to stop Vidyagama scheme as there were fierce protests. This scheme is dropped due to the instructions of the CM. Till the district-wise statistics are not received and their analysis is not completed, the scheme is withheld. Many leaders including former CMs H D Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah and KPCC president D K Shivakumar had opposed the Vidyagama scheme.
Speaking on the subject, minister Suresh Kumar said, “I have noticed the opinions expressed in certain sections of the society and political circles on the Vidyagama scheme that was introduced. This scheme was introduced keeping in mind the wellbeing of children of lower strata of the society, who are financially poor.”