Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh school education minister Inder Singh Parmar on Wednesday landed in controversy for allegedly telling a group of parents to ‘go and die’ in a video that has gone viral on social media. He made this insensitive remark when a delegation of parents’ association members went to meet him at his residence to complain against overcharging by private schools while physical classes are suspended.Also Read - TRAVEL ALERT: This Mesmerisingly Beautiful Place In MP Is No Less Than Any Foreign Location | Photos

The parents in the video were heard as saying what should they do? “Should we die,” the parents were heard pleading in the video after which the minister reportedly said, “Marna hai to maro, jaa ke andolan karo…” (Go die if you want and stage a protest). Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: India Railways to Start Swadesh Darshan Special Train From Madhya Pradesh Soon. Check Ticket Fare, Itinerary Details

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Reacting to the minister’s remark, association president Kamal Vishwakarma told Times of India that some 60 parents had gone to meet Parmar about the schools charging fees in violation of last year’s high court order and state government directives.

Vishwakarma said that the association members kept waiting for almost an hour and half after which, an official from Parmar’s office met. He added that instead of talking to them, the minister went straight to his car and reacted sharply saying people only want to create an issue.

However, the video also drew flak from the Opposition Congress which demanded his resignation.

“This is Madhya Pradesh’s education minister and Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s uncontrolled horse. He is telling the parents’ union ‘do whatever you can, go and die’. This response to the demand of fee waiver in schools during the pandemic shows how the government is blinded by the power,” Jitu Patwari, Congress state president, said in a tweet.