On bypoll campaign trail, minister ‘uncle’ gets dropouts back to school

  • | Wednesday | 4th December, 2019

But a chance meeting with an 'uncle' changed all that.The 'uncle' was Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Suresh Kumar who was campaigning for his party candidate for Thursday's bypoll. When he learnt that the boys had dropped out of school, the minister ensured that they were admitted to the Government Higher Primary School at Kurubarahalli in a matter of hours. At 9.30 am sharp on Tuesday, Mallappa (8) and his older brother Devaraj (10) were at the school. Their father Devappa, a construction worker, dropped them off before heading to the work site. He asked us if we would like to join school and we happily agreed,'' said Mallappa, who was unaware that he had spoken to Minister Suresh Kumar.

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