Teacher suspended for questioning Union State Min on supply of fertilisers

Bidar, Jun 23 (IANS): A teacher, who questioned Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Bhagwanth Khuba from Karnataka, was suspended on Thursday.

The alleged audio clip of the teacher questioning Minister Khuba had gone viral on social media earlier. Minister Khuba's rapping of the teacher for questioning him had drawn sharp criticism from public.

The education department has suspended teacher Kushal Patil from Hedapura village of Aurad taluk in Bidar district. Sources explain that he is being punished for questioning the politician.

According to the audio clip, Minister Khuba who receives a call from Patil gets miffed on being asked about non-availability of fertilisers.

In the audio clip, Minister Khuba is heard saying he can't do anything about the non-availability of fertilisers. There are thousands of workers who will take care of the supply of fertilisers and ask the farmer to go to them.

He further states that his job was to send fertiliser to the states which he has done and asked the farmer to approach the local MLA and employees. The minister also tells the farmer that he has better things to take care of.

When the teacher challenges the Minister that he won't get elected next time from the constituency, the latter says that knows how to win elections.

The minister also asks the caller to do whatever he can. "I am the minister under the government of India and take care of the states. You should go to your MLA and officers," the minister says.

The conversation has gone viral on social media and WhatsApp groups in Karnataka triggering a debate over the minister's response.

Union Minister Khuba, in his clarification to the incident, has stated that the person who called him on phone was not a farmer but a teacher. Media reported that he was a farmer. "He is a government school teacher and had tried to contact me three-four times", he added.

Minister Khuba maintained that he returned his call thinking that he might have an important issue. On the pretext of asking for fertiliser, the man used abusive words on him. The audio has been edited and a part of it has been made deliberately viral to cause damage to the party and him, he claimed.



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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Anti-BJP readers have spoken without thinking over the exchange of words. A fake farmer speaks arrogantly doesn't matter to them.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Fertilizer shortage is there worldwide. Raw materials unavailable due to war. Coming years, if people get sufficient grains to eat, then those countries will be lucky

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    In democracy it is believed that Government is by the of the and for the people but under BJP the government is voted by the people, people are treated as slaves and politicians are believed to Gods. Extracting from people and nurturing the cows and Cattle welfare !

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    ಕುಬೆ,knows how to win elections.......EVM zindabad.....

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    People do not ask questions to your dear BJP leaders........ 56mm himself has not attended any press conference since 8 years and what do you expect from others.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    The teacher can also be a farmer. Now the teacher has only one door open, that is judiciary.

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  • Praveen, Bondel

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Fakir ki sarkar...fikir nahin hai

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Under BJP government don't ask questions, you will be in biggest trouble. Either, suspension, CBI, OR IT RAID... This is called as BJP DEMOCRACY..

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    I condemn the government's decision to suspend the teacher. The people should ensure they do not vote for the likes of Khuba.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    If you vote in the name of religion then you cant ask fertilisers..

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    This is the price you need to pay for questioning the wrongdoings!!! misuse of power by the Ruling Party to hide their inabilities!!!!

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Yeah, he should have asked Sonia & Rahul why fertilisers aren't available as they are ruling now through proxy PM! He is behaving like a boss instead of serving people whose servant in reality he should be. Vote wisely next time & see how people's representatives behave, if they too don't respond then change govt., every 5 year & always see that no government gets full majority on its own, then only they behave properly. Throw out any operation kamala MLA s when they contest after joining different party.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    the teacher is so dumb...he should know that during the rule of blue jp none of their actions and inactions should be questioned..that too by qualified people...only north indians from haryana, punjab and rajasthan can make them bend..like the farmer protest...anyway going by the name the teacher must have voted for chaiwalas party...so let him face the music now..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    How can a government employee who earns descent salary compare himself as hardworking farmers?? Farmers adjust to situations and may go for cow dung if no fertilizer available. Going by his you concluded his past voting. Excellent dividing society based on religion.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Under which provision of kcsr the employee suspended?

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    It's arrogance of Minister. Poor teacher. What can people expect from this arrogant My way or Highway government. As mentioned above the minister boasts how he can win elections?

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