Defending the state government’s decision to conduct offline exams of Classes X and XII, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the step has been taken after careful consideration.
He also appealed to the protesting students to cooperate with the government in conducting in-person exams.
School education minister Varsha Gaikwad urged the students not to resort to protests, saying that the
state government was concerned about their interests and future.
“We are considering all the issues while conducting the exams. It is not right for organisations to bring children to the streets. If there is anything to talk about, they can discuss it with us. We are fully prepared to discuss,” said Gaikwad.
Meanwhile, home ninister Dilip Walse Patil has ordered an inquiry into Monday’s protest.