The Aam Aadmi party, which is trying to make inroads into Himachal’s bipolar politics, announced on Tuesday that education and health care would be its top polls in National Assembly elections slated for later this year.
On Tuesday, AAP Chief and Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia spoke with students and teachers to get the first-hand account of education standards in Himachal Pradesh.
“The Jai Ram government has ruined the education system in the state where public schools are closed, while private schools are given carte blanche to loot the public,” Sisodia said at an event in Shimla.
“I was delighted to know that the people of Himachal have become aware of the education of their children and perhaps for the first time in the country there is a debate on education in a state with elections,” he added.
“It is a historic day for Himachal that people from different sections and remote areas have come here to discuss the quality of education in the state. The facts you told me paint a bleak picture of education in the hill state,” Sisodia said.
He said the AAP government in Delhi has improved the quality of education in public schools in the capital. “If it happened in Delhi, it can also happen in Himachal,” he said, adding that Congress was also responsible for the poor state of public schools in the state.
Management of the AAP event scene: BJP
The AAP should end this kind of crisis as it only misleads the public, BJP Chief Spokesperson Randhir Sharma said on Tuesday, calling Sisodia’s allegation of poor education standards. unfounded.
In terms of progress in education, Himachal only competes with Kerela and its literacy rate is above 96 percent, he added.
“We would like to ask Sisodia where Delhi is in terms of education. It is far behind Himachal,” he said, adding that 14 lakh students are enrolled in government schools and six lakh are undergoing training at HP tertiary institutions.
“Sisodia makes misleading statements to gain political advantage ahead of elections. The topography of Himachal is different from that of Delhi, so there is no need to draw a parallel,” Sharma said.