Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday shared a video on Twitter claiming BJP MPs have found government schools in Delhi in a “miserable” condition during their visit, which he claimed has exposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claims of bringing a “revolution in education”. However, Kejriwal has termed the MPs’ report as “false”.
The chief minister had recently invited Shah to see for himself the changes in Delhi’s government schools after he questioned the AAP leader’s claims of educational reforms in his election meetings.
आपके MPs की रिपोर्ट झूठी है। बंद स्कूलों के वीडियो बना कर आप ने लोगों को गुमराह किया। दिल्ली की शिक्षा क्रांति 16 लाख बच्चों, उनके पैरेंट्स और 65000 टीचर्स की मेहनत से हुई है। आप रोज़ उनकी मेहनत का अपमान करते हैं। आप दिल्ली के लोगों से इतनी नफरत क्यों करते हैं? https://t.co/gfdLHbaNF5
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 28, 2020
Seven Lok Sabha MPs from Delhi belonging to the saffron party and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel had on Monday visited government schools and claimed there was a lack of basic infrastructure as well as poor condition of amenities like drinking water and toilets there.
“Arvind Kejriwal ji you invited me to see the schools run by Delhi government. Yesterday, eight Delhi BJP MPs visited different schools. The miserable condition of these schools exposes your claims of revolution in education. You will have to reply Delhi people,” Shah tweeted.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari challenged Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia to accompany him to the schools, visited by his party MPs, along with mediapersons. Tiwari said schools visited by BJP MPs, including one at Khajoori Khas in his constituency, put a question mark on Kejriwal government’s claims.
Kejriwal termed the MPs’ report as false and accused the BJP of misleading the people. Responding to Shah’s tweet, Kejriwal said, “The report by your MPs is false. You are misleading the people by making videos of schools that are closed. The education revolution in Delhi was due to the efforts of 16 lakh students, their parents and 65,000 teachers.”
The chief minister also accused the Union home minister of insulting the hard work of the students, parents and teachers. “You are insulting their hard work every day. Why do you hate the people of Delhi so much?” the AAP leader asked in a tweet in Hindi.
(With inputs from agencies)