Thiruvananthapuram: NCT Sreehari, the State Secretary of ABVP, criticized Minister Shivankutty for engaging in cheap politics regarding the UP school incident. Sreehari accused Shivankutty of overseeing a situation in which a student in Kerala was compelled to sit on the floor due to unpaid fees, a matter of which he claimed the Minister was unaware. Sreehari further asserted that the utilization of the student’s situation is a cheap political tactics done to grab media attention.
Sreehari said that the incident in Thiruvananthapuram, involving a student who was made to sit on the floor due to unpaid fees, went entirely unnoticed by the minister. The minister has remained unresponsive to the incident and has shown no inclination to provide assistance for the child’s educational expenses. This situation highlights the subpar nature of Minister Sivankutty’s political approach. Sreehari remarked that while the minister fell silent about an incident occurring under his direct purview, he has now regained his ability to address the matter concerning UP.
In response to the situation in UP, the government has issued an order for the closure of school and the transfer of students to nearby institutions. On the other hand, regarding the Kerala student, Sreehari conveyed that ABVP would undertake the educational expenses if the parents agree. He emphasized that the people of Kerala will now gain insight into the nature of Minister Sivankutty’s questionable political tactics.
Regarding the UP school incident, Minister V Sivankutty had previously stated that Kerala is prepared to offer education to the student who faced mistreatment from his classmates under the teacher’s direction. The Minister in Thiruvananthapuram revealed that Kerala is willing to extend comprehensive assistance if the child’s parents are open to it.
Minister Sivankutty had sent a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath the other day, urging decisive measures against the teacher who insulted the student within the classroom. The minister underlined Kerala’s dedication to upholding secular principles. Furthermore, Minister Sivankutty emphasized that Kerala is facilitating the education of a child hailing from the conflict-affected region of Manipur by enrolling him in a state-run government school.
It was against these statements of Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty that ABVP State Secretary NCT Sreehari had offered his perspective.