Bhopal, May 22: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan turned career counsellor, giving tips to students here on Monday. However, while he spoke, a student’s outburst struck a discordant note, reports The Indian Express. The interaction was reported from when Chouhan took questions from students in a ‘live phone-in’ apart from addressing 70-odd students at the Model School auditorium. Also Read - After Cyclones Amphan And Nisarga, Another Low-Pressure System Forming in Bay of Bengal? Here's What India Meteorological Department Has to Say

Telling the students to listen to their heart, the Chief Minister said while he was interested in Philosophy, his parents wanted him to become a doctor. “I took up Philosophy from Bhopal University and also won a gold medal,” Chouhan said. While he was on a roll, a student got up and said, “Mamaji, please don’t bring caste into education.” He used the sobriquet that Chouhan answers to. The youth was upset that a friend belonging to the reserved category would get a laptop despite scoring three percent less than him. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Liquor Baron Doles Out Money For 180-seater Plane Just to Fly 4 People to Delhi



Chouhan was numbed into silence, prompting the officials to intervene and try silencing the youth who repeated ‘mamaji caste, mamaji caste,’ and wondered why he won’t get a laptop despite studying as hard as his friend and even scoring 80 percent marks. “Please make it equal for all,” he said, even as his peers cheered him, says the report. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19

Asking officials not to intervene and taking a few seconds to reply, the CM said, “Some people were left way behind and we should not complain if they are given some concessions… Our country has flowers of different colours. We need to take care and protect all. Be large-hearted.”