Protesting against education minister Vinod Tawade, the Nagpur unit of NSUI burnt the minister’s effigy in front of Nagpur University on Sunday.
According to information, a student had asked a question to Mr Tawade, as to what steps the government will take if the poor students want to pursue higher education, when he had come for a programme at Shivaji Education Society, Amravati. In his reply, Mr Tawade reportedly said that if they are not serious about their studies, they should start some petty business. The students present on the occasion strongly objected to the minister’s statement.
According to reports, when Tawade noticed that some of the students had shot a video of the incident, he ordered to arrest them. Their mobile phones were seized, and the said video was deleted.
To protest against this, the Nagpur unit of NSUI staged a protest and burnt Tawade’s effigy on Sunday. NSUI state vice-president Abhishek Singh and national representative Amir Puri said the BJP’s claim of education to all is proved wrong. Strongly condemning the incident, the NSUI demanded Tawade’s resignation. NSUI’s district president Ashish Mandpe, vice-president Shadab Sofi, Pratik Kolhe, Farman Ali, Shubham Waghmare, Dada Bhoyar and others participated in the agitation.