Uttar Pradesh Minister minister has threatened parents to send their wards to schools or be prepared to be locked up in police stations.
The diktat was passed by UP ‘Divyaang’ Empowerment Minister Om Prakash Rajbahar during a party meeting at Uttar Pradesh’s Rasda.
“If wards of poor do not go to school, their parents will be forced to sit in police stations for five days without food and water. I am going to enact a law of my own,” said Rajbahar.
He warned the parents to send their children to schools or to face the music.
“Send your wards to school or police will pick you (parents),” said the Divyaang minister.
The minister added, “Till now your leader, son, brother and close ones were trying to make you understand. You did not pay heed. I will try for next six months and if you still do not understand get ready to be picked up by police.”
His statement stoked controversy but the minister firmly stood on his statement.
The minister said, “Why are they not sending their children to school when government is providing all facilities for education.”