himachal pradesh: BJP and AAP oppose Himachal Pradesh education system | News from Shimla

SHIMLA: The BJP and the AAP have clashed over the issue of the education system in Himachal Pradesh.
After Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dared Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur to compare public schools in the two states and then debate the issue, the General Secretary of the BJP, Trilok Jamwal said Delhi has a total of 1,030 schools out of which 745 are without headmasters and 416 are without deputy headmasters while 16,834 vacancies.
He said that Sisodia is a political tourist in Himachal Pradesh and he only comes to Himachal Pradesh for vacation.
After Manish Sisodia recently organized a dialogue program on the education system in Himachal Pradesh in Shimla, Himachal Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur described it as a sponsored program.
Now, in response to Govind Singh Thakur’s statement, Sisodia through a tweet has challenged him for an open debate on the education system after comparing public schools in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
Manish Sisodia tweeted that he was happy to see the discussion about the education system started in Himachal Pradesh. He asked Govind Singh Thakur to show public schools in Himachal Pradesh and offered to show Govind Singh Thakur public schools in Delhi.
“Then we will have an open debate on an open platform, people will decide for themselves in which public education performed better,” he added.
AAP state spokesman Manish Thakur said Govind Thakur says there are less schools in Delhi, the population is also less. “But we want to tell him that the population of Delhi is over 2.5 crores and the schools in Delhi have become a model for the country in the last 7 years,” he added.
He said that today Delhi schools are being talked about not only in the country but also in foreign countries as 4 lakh students have been admitted into the public schools in Delhi after leaving the schools private in a single session. On the other hand, 2 lakh students from Himachal Pradesh left public schools and went to private schools.
BJP State General Secretary Trilok Jamwal said the AAP leaders were showing only mirages to the people of Himachal Pradesh. He said AAP leaders like Manish Sisodia should stop misleading people with their statements and dialogue with his party workers.
He said Sisodia recently made baseless allegations against the BJP government in Himachal, but the reality is a mirror image. He said Himachal ranks second in education standards while Delhi ranks eleventh. He said that from 2015 to 2021, a total of 16 schools in Delhi were closed in Delhi.
He said that Himachal Pradesh provides a scholarship to its students with a budget provision of Rs 15 crores, but the Delhi government provides a student loan. He said AAP spends more budget on advertising than on development.
In the 20% budget allocation for education, 40% of their budget is unspent. The AAP is a double standard party, the people of Himachal Pradesh know the truth and they have decided not to join such an unethical party, he added.