Karnataka Development Authority miffed with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw's tweet
Bengaluru, July 10: Karnataka Development Authority (KDA) has objected to Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw's tweet for calling the activists "an insignificant group of nay sayers" for opposing the state government's proposal to introduce English medium classes in 1,000 primary schools.
Shaw tweeted on July 7, referring to KDA's stand on the issue, "Media always portrays a small & insignificant group of nay sayers as 'activists' - these r usually attention seeking trouble makers who don't care about education nor employment (sic)."
Media always portrays a small & insignificant group of nay sayers as ‘activists’ - these r usually attention seeking trouble makers who don’t care about education nor employment https://t.co/td6qlES8Hy— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) July 8, 2018
That day the KDA chairman had led a delegation to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, urging him to rollback the proposal to introduce English medium classes in the schools and instead encourage education in the mother tongue, Kannada. The delegation comprised freedom fighter H S Doreswamy and writers Chandrashekar Kambar, Chandrashekar Patil and M Chidanandamurthy.
The KDA told Kiran Mazumdar Shaw not to to give irresponsible statements against activists campaigning for Kannada language and culture.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರರನ್ನು ಅನವಶ್ಯ ಪ್ರಚಾರಗಿಟ್ಟಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಎಂದು ಟ್ವೀಟ್ ಮಾಡಿ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಗಿಟ್ಟಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕಿರಣ್ ಮಜೂಂದಾರ್ ಷಾರವರೇ, ಮುಂದಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಬೇಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಕಡಿವಾಣ ಹಾಕಿ @kiranshaw pic.twitter.com/Pt1s86rxnI— ಕ.ಅ.ಪ್ರಾ. (@kdabengaluru) July 9, 2018
(With PTI inputs)
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