Karnataka: Teacher compare politicians to earthworms, what next?

BENGALURU: A school teacher in Bengaluru’s Mount Carmel English High School in Karnataka lost his job for comparing politicians to earthworms.

While preparing question paper of class VII students for annual examination in the Kannada language, the teacher took a playful dig and ask a multiple-choice question: “Who is the farmers’ friend?”

The three options given were “Kumaraswamy”, “earthworms” and “Yeddyurappa”.

But the school refused to see the teacher’s wiggly and earthly dig at the Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa and sacked him from his post as the images of the question paper went viral on social media platforms.

“We sacked him since it is an unpardonable disciplinary issue and totally unbecoming of a teacher,” principal Raghavendra told The Telegraph on Friday.

“It was a very unfortunate incident. We don’t support any particular party or do anything to insult them.”

The question has the social media in splits.