The Education Minister of Karnataka
Karnataka’s Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa has said that the Congress government will take a decision that benefits all students. He was addressing the media after a group of academicians met with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to discuss issues in education.
The BJP slammed the Congress for its vindictive politics. It urged the government not to play with the future of students.
He was a BJP leader
He earned a reputation for his forthright espousal of the plight of farmers in the Parliament. He was also a model legislator and upheld the prestige of the Parliament and its institutions. He was elected to the Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in 1983 and served as a corporator for two terms. He was also elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Rajajinagar constituency in 1994 and 2008.
A BJP leader with RSS roots, B.C Nagesh was defeated by Congress’ K Shadakshari in 2023. He was also the minister of school education and literacy and had landed in trouble for imposing a ban on hijab in educational institutions, and his controversial revisions to textbooks.
He was a Congress leader
He has held the post of President of the Janata Party twice at State level and was a driving force behind the rise of Janata Dal in Karnataka. He is also a member of the Lok Sabha, representing Ramanagar constituency in Bangalore. He has been a minister in several Cabinets, including the Ministry of Agriculture.
Siddaramaiah announced that the state government will discontinue National Education Policy and bring in State Education Policy. The new policy will be implemented from the next academic year. He said the previous BJP government had made 45 revisions in textbooks but did not complete them before coming to power.
BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan is close to Mr Siddaramaiah and is considered one of the party’s minority faces from Bengaluru city. He has been a minister in several cabinet ministries and is hopeful of a berth as the education ministry chief. Mr Siddaramaiah’s jibe about the BJP being the “40 percent sarkar” (government) has proved effective in mobilising Muslim votes for the Congress.
He was a CM candidate
After winning the state election, GT Devegowda became the minister of higher education in Karnataka. He is a well-known politician and has a long history of service in the legislature. He has been a member of the Assembly since 1962 and has served in various capacities. He is a senior leader of the Congress party and has represented many constituencies in the state.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condemned the Karnataka government’s decision to scrap NEP, saying that it would compromise students’ interests. He also urged the state’s Congress dispensation not to play with the future of the young generation.
BJP’s BC Nagesh, who enforced the hijab ban in state colleges and called for an economic boycott of Muslims, has lost the Tiptur constituency. He has been replaced by Congress candidate Shadakshari. He has a good track record of public service and is popular among voters. The state’s new education minister will take up the job on August 2. He is expected to work out a policy for the State of Karnataka.
He was a minister
The Minister of Education of Karnataka is a member of the State Cabinet. He oversees the education sector in the state, including higher and primary education. The minister is responsible for implementing the policies and plans of the government. He also works with the public to address issues and questions about the ministry’s functions.
In his latest statement, he criticized the Congress-led dispensation in Karnataka for scrapping the National Education Policy (NEP). He said that it may please their political masters in Delhi but will compromise the interests of students. He urged the state government to think about how it can provide quality education to its youth.
B.C. Nagesh has launched a web portal that allows teachers, students, and parents to report grievances and flag issues. It also makes it easier for the ministry to track the progress of its work. The portal integrates multiple IT systems used by the department. It also offers various benefits to teachers, such as accidental death assistance and family maintenance support.