Tawde denies he told cops to arrest student

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 7 January 2019

“It’s not at all true. I have not said or done any of these things that I have been accused of. And on what basis am I being targetted? There is no proof, no video of me having said any such thing. Ask the police there, show me a video that proves I have said something like this,” Tawde stated.

Pune: Reacting to the controversy in Amravati when State Education Minister Vinod Tawde allegedly asked the police to arrest a student who was video recording his interaction with a group of students, Tawde said the allegations are false and baseless. 

Tawde was in Pune on Sunday to attend a function and said this was misuse of media by some miscreants.

“It’s not at all true. I have not said or done any of these things that I have been accused of. And on what basis am I being targetted? There is no proof, no video of me having said any such thing. Ask the police there, show me a video that proves I have said something like this,” Tawde stated.

He said accusing politicians of fake things without taking full information is misuse of media.

Meanwhile, the activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Sunday, protested against the Minister owing to his alleged statements. A statement released by AAP demanded that Tawde be given the punishment of silence as he is known to make controversial statements all the time, and has degraded the state of education sector in the state.

Incident in Amravati
Recently, according to reports appearing in the local media in Amravati, he allegedly offended a group of students with his statements at the Shri Shivaji Arts and Commerce College, Amravati. The reports stated that on asking about the exorbitant fees, he said that if they (the students) could not afford education, then they should find employment and start working. The report said Tawde snapped at another student who was video recording the whole interaction on his phone, and instructed the police to arrest him. The students alleged that he was shoved in the van and the video was deleted from his phone.

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