Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday tried to draw Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention to the condition of some schools in Gujarat.
During a visit to some schools in Gujarat, he found that toilets were broken and students had no desks.
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) official also shared photos on Twitter from his visit to these schools showing children sitting on the floor in classrooms.
The Deputy Chief Minister’s tweet came in response to Modi’s tweet in which he said he would visit the Vidya Samiksha Kendra in Gujarat on Monday.
“Arriving in Gujarat tomorrow, I will visit the Vidya Samiksha Kendra. This modern center leverages data and technology to improve learning outcomes. I will also interact with those working in the education sector,” Modi had said in a series of tweets on Sunday, sharing details of his three-day visit to Gujarat.
Responding to Modi’s tweet, Sisodia said: “Prime Minister! You may not see from the modern center of Vidya Samiksha Kendra the picture of these schools, where there is no desk to sit, there there are cobwebs like in the closed dumps, the toilets are broken… I have personally seen such schools in the constituency of the Minister of Education of Gujarat.” After visiting the schools in Bhavnagar, Sisodia claimed that they were in poor condition and that guest teachers were running them with a salary that was renewed every month.
Seeking to highlight Delhi’s education model during his visit ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections, he said the ruling BJP had done little to improve the state of public schools. despite having been at the helm for 27 years.
Two days after returning from Gujarat, Sisodia wrote to Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendrabhai Patel and Vaghani, asking them to keep political differences aside and visit public schools in Delhi to witness the governance model of AAP .
After its tremendous victory in the Punjab polls, the AAP is preparing to contest the 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections by presenting itself as a viable alternative to both the BJP and the Congress.
To woo voters, the party led by Arvind Kejriwal is showcasing changes it has made to Delhi’s education sector and promising to replicate them in Gujarat, Modi’s home state and a BJP stronghold, where elections are to be held in December this year.
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Posted: Monday April 18th 2022, 3:58 PM IST