New Delhi, January 21: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday hit out at Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, accusing him of leveling “false allegations” against the education department and “making fun” of teachers working in the national capital. In a letter to Saxena, Sisodia said the Lt Governor’s letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday was written with political motives and his “false allegations” against the education department were an “insult” to Delhi’s students and teachers. . Sisodia, who is taking charge of the education department, said, “The lieutenant governor wrote the letter with a political motive and said that no work has been done in the education department of Delhi.” His allegations are an insult to the students and teachers of Delhi. I am requesting the Lieutenant Governor not to make fun of the work of our teachers who have done excellent work in the department.
In a letter written to Kejriwal on Friday, Saxena tried to put the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi in the dock by raising several issues regarding the city’s education department. Citing statistics, Saxena said that the average attendance in government schools was 70.73 per cent in 2012-2013, which continued to decline year after year and came down to 60.65 per cent in 2019-2020. Responding to the Lt Governor’s allegations, Sisodia said the data provided by him was false and he had “maligned” the entire education system of the national capital with his statement. Also read: Teacher Scam: Youth Trinamool Congress leader Kuntal Ghosh arrested by ED
He said, “The Lieutenant Governor has alleged that the number of students in government schools in Delhi has decreased from 16 lakh to 15 lakh, while the reality is that the number of students has increased to 18 lakh. Our education department has also made changes in the infrastructure of the schools. The ‘tent schools’ have now turned into ‘talent schools’.” While Kejriwal said on social media that Delhi’s teachers, students and their parents together have contributed to the city’s education system. Have worked hard in the last seven years for improvement. The Chief Minister said, “Instead of insulting the education system, the Lieutenant Governor should encourage them.”
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